Tag Archives: masterpieces

Female Nude or Naked Female?

Modigliani, Amedeo. 1917. Reclining Nude The Met

Representing female nudes in the history of art is a canonical subject matter along with landscapes, still life, portraiture and historical paintings. When thinking of iconic female nude artworks one might think of timeless masterworks like the Venetian Renaissance master Titian’s Venus of Urbino (c. 1534) or the Florentine High Renaissance Master Sandro Botticelli’s Birth […]

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris – Art Exhibition in Fondation Louis Vuitton.

MoMA In Paris

The Evolution of the MoMA’s collection over the years Extending through the four-floored, iconic building of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris designed by the architect Frank Gehry, is the unprecedented exhibition of over 200 artworks delineating the MoMA’s history of collecting modern and contemporary art. The Being Modern: MoMA in Paris exhibition hosted at […]

The Surrealist Love and Bizarre Romance of Rene Magritte

Surrealist Love by Rene Magritte - painting The Lovers II

As one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement of the early 20th century, Rene Magritte has lent his talents and artistic genius towards a movement that has forced us to consider things in a new light and question our presuppositions of what art should be. From his compelling meditations on humanity, such as […]

Epic Narratives in Classic Art Masterpieces

Art Masterpices - Mythology

Western culture has always been extremely interested in the mythic figures and stories of antiquity.  For hundreds of years, mythologies of all kinds have been a staple subject of many art masterpieces and have contributed to a long tradition of epic narratives in art.  From the Abrahamic religions to western mythologies, the stories we have […]