Yes, I've been quiet lately...but there's also so much going on! Here's a taste of what I've been up to.
One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
This painting commemorates the discovery, in 1639, of one of the world's great Iron Age art treasures, sadly now lost to history.
Historic Painting: “Meeting of Sir Thomas More With His Daughter After His Sentence of Death” by W.F. Yeames, 1872.
This painting depicts one of England's most famous martyrs just before his execution for defying the will of Henry VIII.
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.
This startling picture by English artist William Holman Hunt stirred up controversy when it first appeared--and still makes one a little uncomfortable today.
On July 8, 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet, drowned in a sudden storm in the Gulf of Spezia, in Italy. His body washed [...]
This painting came across my Twitter feed this week, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it in the [...]
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 [...]
These ancient statues, captured by an Austrian painter in the 1840s, still exist as mighty monuments to a civilization long dead.