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Christmas in Art: The Most Beautiful Christmas Themed Artworks

Christmas in Art: Viggo Johansen: Merry Christmas

Christmas in art is represented by numerous paintings from the Middle Ages until modern times. In earlier art, especially in the Renaissance and Baroque, it was presented by the Nativity scenes and representations of adorations of the shepherds. However, since the mid-19th century, when modern traditions like Christmas tree decorating and carolling developed, they also started to get represented in Christmas paintings. In this article, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful paintings depicting Christmas in art.

Spooky & Scary Art: The Scariest Paintings in Art History

Scary Art: Pieter Bruegel painting from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels

Scary art is present within art history throughout the centuries. From the gargoyles on Gothic cathedrals and representations of Hell on the Renaissance Last Judgements paintings to Baroque still lifes with skulls and 20th-century modern horror, you’ll find them in all these paintings. Since Halloween is just around the corner, here are some scary and horror art pieces that represent the best of the spooky art has to offer.

Autumn in Art History

Autumn in art history is represented by some stunning paintings. Its warm shades of yellow, red, brown and green inspired generations of artists. Nature changes significantly throughout the season, so you’ll find some very different art pieces with that theme. From allegories to landscapes, the Renaissance to Modern Art, here are some of the most beautiful artworks with the theme of Autumn in art history.

16 Inspiring female artists from history

Female artists Berthe Morisot painting at Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris

How many female artists do you know? Although it may seem there are no women artists in history, that’s untrue. To celebrate International Women’s Day, I prepared an article about some of the most inspiring female artists you should know. I looked for leading artists from different periods in art history and curated some of their most interesting paintings here. Enjoy, and let’s celebrate women in art together! Female artists in history The lack of female artists in history has a lot in common with the way society treated women in the past. Women were mostly restrained to the house,…

Meet the artist: Johannes Vermeer

Vermeer Girl with a pearl earring

Johannes Vermeer is one of the most famous Dutch 17th-century artists. Although he is known worldwide today, his life and work are still veiled in mystery. Vermeer was almost entirely unknown for two hundred years after his death, leaving only 34 (confirmed) artworks behind him. He was one of the first painters in art history who started experimenting with the camera in his work. With Rijksmuseum preparing the largest-ever exhibition about Johannes Vermeer in spring 2023, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about that fascinating artist.

Where to see Le Corbusier’s architecture in Europe

Le Courbiser architecture in Europe

Le Corbusier is one of the most famous architects of all time and a vital figure in Modernist architecture. He designed buildings worldwide, in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. With most of his architecture located on the Old Continent, here is the Culture Tourist’s guide on where to see Le Corbusier’s buildings in Europe. Keep on reading to learn more about this fascinating architect and his work.