Mosaic Monday/ Chariot race

MOSAIC MONDAY/ CHARIOT RACE

From Following Hadrian... For MosaicMonday , the Circus Mosaic from Lugdunum depicting a chariot race in quadrigas. Several successive...

Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, dedicated OTD in 1432

GHENT ALTARPIECE BY THE VAN EYCK BROTHERS, DEDICATED OTD IN 1432

Jewel-encrusted Crown of Life at the feet of God/ Christ, center of the Ghent Altarpiece. In producing the Ghent Altarpiece, Hubert...

 
 
 
Help a mother out for Mother's Day

HELP A MOTHER OUT FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Help a mother out for Mother's Day How about giving to those mothers who have little or nothing on this day? Give to the organization...

The merry month of May

THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY

Happy May. Sousse Roman mosaic showing May. From Sousse Archaeological Museum, Tunisia Personalization of the Sun. Date: end of the...

 
 
 
Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt

MICHIEL JANSZOON VAN MIEREVELT

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham Van Mierevelt was born and died in Delft , as a son of a goldsmith , who apprenticed him to the...

Joseph Mallord William Turner. England's greatest painter

JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER. ENGLAND'S GREATEST PAINTER

Joseph Mallord William Turner, (born April 23, 1775, London , England-died December 19, 1851, London), perhaps this country's most...

 
 
 
Odilon Redon, born April 20, 1840, the master of the mysterious

ODILON REDON, BORN APRIL 20, 1840, THE MASTER OF THE MYSTERIOUS

Crying Spider, 1998 Born today , Odilon Redon does not get the credit that he is due for exploring the dark side of the unconscious...

In honor of Paolo Veronese

IN HONOR OF PAOLO VERONESE

Self Portrait Veronese's house in Venice The Feast in the House of Levi One of the problems with trying to write a post on an artist's...

 
 
 
Filippi Lippi, Early Italian Renaissance painter

FILIPPI LIPPI, EARLY ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTER

Demonstrating the benefits of early childhood education: gorgeous Madonna and Child, 1484, in an elegant although 20th-century frame....

Jan Davidsz de Heem. One of the greatest painters of still lifes during the Dutch Golden Age

JAN DAVIDSZ DE HEEM. ONE OF THE GREATEST PAINTERS OF STILL LIFES DURING THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE

Faith, vanitas, and flowers: what a combo! Here from Jan Davidsz de Heem, born OTD 1606. Blue ribbon! Swag of fruit, a few flowers,...

 
 
 
Happy Cerealia

HAPPY CEREALIA

Happy Cerealia - This Roman Festival ran from 12th-19th April, for the Goddess of the Grain, Ceres. Women in white ran around with...

Fragrances of the Dutch Golden Age

FRAGRANCES OF THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE

While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo's usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions...

 
 
 
Jan van Kessel the elder, Painter of animal, vegetable, mineral & human subjects

JAN VAN KESSEL THE ELDER, PAINTER OF ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL & HUMAN SUBJECTS

Born on this day in 1626, in Antwerp, the incomparable Jan van Kessel. Painted insects , flowers, beetles and caterpillars. From the...

Francisco Goya, Spanish painter of the light and the dark parts of the human soul

FRANCISCO GOYA, SPANISH PAINTER OF THE LIGHT AND THE DARK PARTS OF THE HUMAN SOUL

The Clothed Maja The Naked Maja La Maja Desnuda has been described as "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art"...

 
 
 
Cherry Blossoms by Basho

CHERRY BLOSSOMS BY BASHO

A cloud of cherry blossoms; The temple bell,- Is it Ueno, is it Asakusa? How many, many things They call to mind These cherry-blossoms!...

Palm Sunday, Illustrated Medieval Style

PALM SUNDAY, ILLUSTRATED MEDIEVAL STYLE

Christ riding into Jerusalem on a donkey with crowds watching, Palm Sunday Cotton MS Tiberius C VI; the 'Tiberius Psalter'; 3rd quarter...

 
 
 
Yayoi Kusama. Mistress of the polka dot

YAYOI KUSAMA. MISTRESS OF THE POLKA DOT

She received the order of culture in 2016 A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and...

Anthony van Dyck, Court painter to Charles 1

ANTHONY VAN DYCK, COURT PAINTER TO CHARLES 1

March 22, 1599. Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. He is most famous...

 
 
 
Niki de Saint Phalle's psychedelic garden is a seriously good trip

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE'S PSYCHEDELIC GARDEN IS A SERIOUSLY GOOD TRIP

Niki de Saint Phalle's psychedelic garden is a seriously good trip Jo Lawson-Tancred 31 JANUARY 2021 The Empress in Niki de Saint Phalle's...

Cornelis Ketel. Dutch Mannerist painter

CORNELIS KETEL. DUTCH MANNERIST PAINTER

Born on this day in 1548, in Gouda, Cornelis Ketel. Painter of portraits & allegories, sometimes executed with his fingers & toes!...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Figurative Art Painting, Interior View, Red Chair "Concentration" by...

Figurative Art Painting, Interior View, Red Chair "Concentration" by Oklahoma Artist Nancy Junkin

Contemporary Colorful Figurative Art Painting, Chair 24"x20" Acrylic on Canvas/Framed Available Read more ...

A Rare Tiffany Building Owned by a Nonprofit May Be Sold

Preservationists fear that the Ayer Mansion, a “national treasure” with landmark status, which has been painstakingly preserved, may be cut off from public access. Read more ...

Exciting news for exoskeleton lovers

Exciting news for exoskeleton lovers

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Chinese Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Reimagines Traditional...

Chinese Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Reimagines Traditional Multi-family Courtyards

Courtesy of TeamMinus Titled "Yuan-er, a Courtyard-ology: From the Mega to the Micro", the Chinese pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di... Read more ...

Art Gensler, Founder of Gensler Passes Away at 85

Art Gensler, Founder of Gensler Passes Away at 85

Courtesy of Gensler Art Gensler , the founder of one of the largest architecture businesses in the world, Gensler , has passed away at 85, as reported by the company's... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Southwestern Art...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Southwestern Art "QUADRUVIUM CLXXXXVIII" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

26.5"x7.5"x1.5 Acrylic With Patinas on Canvas/sold Commissions are welcome. Visit to Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Invisible Harmony” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

23"x35" Oil on Panel/Available $2400 Read more ...

Skier, Ski Painting, Winter Landscape,Snow "Snowboard Sal" By Colorado...

Skier, Ski Painting, Winter Landscape,Snow "Snowboard Sal" By Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

Figurative, Skier 11"x14"Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

DESIGN STUDIO - alix & flo

Alix & Flo is a new surface pattern design studio based between London & Buenos Aires. Alix Bigois and Florencia Mazza have been working in the fashion and licensing industry... Read more ...

ETSY SHOP - hannah sessions

Here are some lovely tea towel designs by Hannah Sessions spotted in her Etsy shop. She has picked out some lovely subjects with fashionable houseplants, farmhouse style... Read more ...