The Similarities Between Greek and Roman Mythology

Romulus and Remus, the Lupercal, Father Tiber, and the Palatine on a relief from a pedestal dating to the reign of Trajan (AD 98–117)

For centuries, people have been following Greek and Roman mythology. There was a time when these mythologies were mere theories but as time passed and more evidence was discovered. It was found that the two featured several similarities and differences.  Both mythologies have gods known for their respective powers along with strong … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Painting of The Great Wave off Kanagawa

The great wave of Kanagawa, referred to as the Great Wave, is a woodblock print created by the famous Japanese woodblock printmaker, book illustrator, and artist Katsushika Hokusai during the Edo period (1603-1868 AD). It was the final era of traditional Japanese Government, culture, and society before the country got propelled into … Read more

All About Van Gogh

Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Born in Zundert on 30th March 1853,  Van Gogh is a famous Dutch artist. After Rembrandt van Rijn, he exists, regarded as the greatest Dutch painter and one of the greatest Post-Impressionists. Van Gogh Died on 29th July 1890, Auvers-Sur-Oise iN France. His works contain bold color, forceful brushwork, and curved forms … Read more

All About Francisco Goya

francisco Goya

Francisco Goya, whose paintings, drawings, and engravings represented contemporary historical upheavals and influenced significant 19th and 20th century: painters , was born on Thirty March 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain. According to history, he died on sixteen April 1828 in Bordeaux, France.  The Disasters of War (1810–14) is a series of etchings that … Read more

Unusual and Awesome Art Media

light tubes plastic

We all know about the traditional and typical forms of media used in visual arts. In painting and drawing, we use oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, ink, charcoal and many others. Wood, stone, wax, bronze, plaster and ice are some of the usual types of media used for sculpting. But you know … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Last Supper

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is one of the paintings that were created by Leonardo da Vinci during the 1490s. The mural was commissioned to be painted at the refectory or dining hall of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church located in Milan, Italy. The Last Supper is considered as one … Read more

The Interesting Origins of Guernica

tiled wall copy of Picasso’s Guernica in Guernica, Spain

Guernica is a large painting that was created by Pablo Picasso in 1937. The artwork is regarded as one of Picasso’s most popular paintings due to its powerful meaning and symbolism. It is supposed to depict the violence and chaos that occurred during the bombing of Guernica, Spain, on April 26, 1937, … Read more

The Interesting Origins of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa is a portrait painting created by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1517. The artwork is currently considered as one of the most popular paintings in history, along with The Starry Night and The Last Supper. Because of its popularity, the Mona Lisa has appeared in different forms of … Read more

The Interesting Origins of the Arnolfini Portrait

the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is the most popular name given to an oil painting created by Jan van Eyck in 1434. The painting, which has the size of a full-length double portrait, is believed to depict an Italian merchant named Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Jeanne Cenami, holding hands in one … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Night Watch

The Night Watch by Rembrandt

The Night Watch is the shortened name of the painting created by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642. The painting’s original name is “Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain FransBannickCocq.” However, it is commonly referred to now as “The Night Watch,” since that was the nickname given to the … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory is an oil-on-canvas painting created by Salvador Dali in 1932. The painting serves as one of the most prominent artworks in Surrealist art, and because of its vague-yet-powerful imagery, the meaning and symbolism of the painting are still being debated until today. Created during the peak of Surrealism, … Read more

The Interesting Origins of The Starry Night

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The Starry Night is an oil-on-canvas painting that was created in June 1889 by Vincent van Gogh. The painting was conceptualized during the time when van Gogh was admitted to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole lunatic asylum, and it was just one of many artworks that the painter created in his stay at the said … Read more