Tag: Art History

Historical Painting: Napoleon in burning Moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]

Historical Painting: “8th August, 1918” by Harold Septimus Power (1930).

Following the launch and the initial success of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, there was talk that the […]

Today in History: Birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15th 1606 in Leiden during The Dutch Golden Age (1585-1702) where the Dutch […]

Historical Painting: The Feast of Attila by Mór Than, 1870.

Most of what we know about Attila The Hun is shrouded in mystery. The Hun’s themselves left no written record […]

Historical Painting: Allegory of the 1755 Earthquake by João Glama Ströberle.

A massive earthquake some believe to up to the magnitude of 9.0, struck the city of Lisbon during the morning […]

A palette rich with colour: Celebrating Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Ernst Gombrich famously said in his book ‘The Story of Art’: “There really is no such thing as Art. There are […]

Historical Painting: The arrival of the Croats at the Adriatic Sea by Oton Ivekovic, 1905.

Oton Ivekovic (1869-1939) stands as one of the most popular turn-of-the-century Croatian painters alongside of great artists such as Vlaho […]

Raphael’s long-lasting legacy.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, also known as, Raphael, was the son of a successful Italian painter named Giovanni Santi. He […]

Will the real Lady Godiva please raise your hand?

Did the real Lady Godiva actually ride through Coventry naked is a question that we have all been asking for […]

A brief guide to the artwork of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Part 1)

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. We have all heard the story […]