One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
This beautiful picture depicts a bride show in the 17th century, whereby a Tsar chose his consort, but artistically it's clearly a product of the 19th century.
So, you know that I'm a huge admirer of Jean-Léon Gérôme, the French artist of the late 19th century whose vivid brush captured scenes so [...]
Amsterdam is a fascinating and invigorating place. I was last there in 2003, way too many years ago, but I definitely want to go back! This [...]
A collection of ship pictures painted on glass tells an interesting story of the salty days of maritime New England in Early Republic times.
These ancient statues, captured by an Austrian painter in the 1840s, still exist as mighty monuments to a civilization long dead.
Feast your eyes on some of the most amazing antiquities to have survived the Byzantine period.
Check out the covers, front and back, for my upcoming somewhat-unconventional novella about love and relationships in the depths of winter.
This painting is a masterwork of light, emotion and human expression, but it also contains an explicitly political message.
Robert Horvat, long-time friend of this blog and an excellent history blogger himself, has a fun little post showcasing an unusual bit of art from [...]