German painter Friedrich Kaulbach (1822-1903) was best known as a portraitist and historical painter. At the height of his fame he produced some of the finest portraits of local nobility
History Painting: ‘The Munitions Girls’ by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1918.History Painting: ‘The Munitions Girls’ by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1918.
Stanhope Alexander Forbes was an influential British artist whose works were well received during his lifetime. He was often called “the father of the Newlyn School”. In my search for
Historical painting: “Thais of Athens with a torch” by Joshua Reynolds, 1781Historical painting: “Thais of Athens with a torch” by Joshua Reynolds, 1781
The infamous events associated with the burning of the great ancient Persian capital of Persepolis in 330 BC. Alexander the Great, are shrouded in mystery. It is true that Persepolis
Historical painting: “Barge Haulers on the Volga” by Ilya Repin, 1873.Historical painting: “Barge Haulers on the Volga” by Ilya Repin, 1873.
A random search for one of the hardest jobs in history led me, in a strange way, to artists’ impressions of workers carrying stone blocks during the construction of the
Historical picture: “September” by Gerhard Richter, 2005Historical picture: “September” by Gerhard Richter, 2005
Sometimes it is premature to call a significant event a turning point in history. 9/11 and its aftermath, the war on terror and so on rightly deserve to be called
There is no doubt that Christ Pantocrator, Marian art and the Passion of the Christ are among the most widely used forms of religious art in Orthodox Christianity. However, it
The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the city of Bethlehem in Judea. However, we have no way of knowing for sure
Behind the legend of Santa Claus is a humble saint.Behind the legend of Santa Claus is a humble saint.
Does St. Nicholas deserve his place among the most kind, gentle, generous and loving people who ever lived on this earth? Maybe, probably, yes, why not! It is amazing to
Historical painting: The Roman Emperor (Claudius) by Lawrence Alma-Taedema, 1871Historical painting: The Roman Emperor (Claudius) by Lawrence Alma-Taedema, 1871
The third emperor of the Roman Empire was a restless youth named Gaius Julius Augustus Germanicus. We know him better as Caligula or “The Boot”, a mad and depraved tyrant
Historical painting: “Portrait of the Procession of Queen Elizabeth” by an unknown artist, sometimes attributed to Robert Peake, c.1600-3.Historical painting: “Portrait of the Procession of Queen Elizabeth” by an unknown artist, sometimes attributed to Robert Peake, c.1600-3.
On January 14, 1559, Queen Elizabeth is said to have made her royal entry in a solemn procession from the Tower of London through the City of London to the