Tag: Art History

History Painting: The Crusader army attacks Constantinople by Jacopo Palma il Giovane, circa 1587.

If you are a curious visitor to Italy, and make your way to Venice, in the Great Hall of the […]

History Painting: Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Ilya Repin, 1885.

Although the Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan IV had already effectively ruled Russia since 1533, he decided to raise the […]

Behind the legend of Santa Claus exists a humble saint.

Does St. Nicholas deserve his place amongst humanities most kindest, gentlest, generous and loving individuals to have walked this earth? […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

History 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 […]

History 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 […]

History 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 […]

History 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 […]