Tag: Art

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 […]

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 […]

Roman mosaic from Antiochia, House of the Evil Eye.

Some of the most popular subjects for mosaics in ancient Greece and Rome were mythological scenes, daily life, the four […]

Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth of Venus (1863).

Inspiration often comes from my daily grind. I’ve said it many times before and today is no different. I bought […]

Degas: A New Vision at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Last week, I made my way to the National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, to experience possibly a once in […]