Posts Tagged‘Art history’

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.

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,…

Salvador Dali locations around Barcelona

Salvador Dali locations around Barcelona

Catalonia, the region around Barcelona, was home to one of the most fascinating, excentric and controversial Spanish artists – Salvador Dali. During my trip to Barcelona, I wanted to learn more about the famous Surrealist painter, so I did some research about him and visited some of the Salvador Dali locations around Barcelona. 

Art History Lesson: Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot painting at Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris

Ever since I first visited Musée Marmottan-Monet in Paris, I have become obsessed with Berthe Morisot. She was one of a few female Impressionist painters, but among the best of them. With the intimate world she described on her paintings and fantastic painting style, she is a painter you should know about. That’s why this art history lesson is dedicated to that fascinating painter.

Summer in Art History

Summer was a frequent motif in many paintings throughout history. Starting in the Roman times, it was especially popular to show some of the allegories of different seasons in Renaissance and Baroque art. To celebrate the start of Summer here at the Culture Tourist, we curated some of the most beautiful paintings with a Summer theme in Art History for you. Enjoy!