Tag: Art

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 […]

Today in History: Lascaux Cave Art Discovery.

Seventy-eight years ago today, on September 12th, 1940, only just fifteen miles away from the town Montignac, in southwest France, […]

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 […]

Today in History: The discovery of the statue of Venus de Milo.

One Hundred and ninety-eight years ago today, on the April 8th 1820, the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered by a […]

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 […]

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 […]