Category: painting

How Painter Mary Cassatt Defied Gender Norms a…

How Painter Mary Cassatt Defied Gender Norms and Became an Important Figure in Impressionism:

Learn more about this pioneering female painter who paved the way for women in the arts, thanks to a short biography published by The Met


Expert Claims To Have Uncovered Leonardo Da Vinci’s First Work

“The Archangel Gabriel,” a painted glazed tile, was signed and dated by an artist believed to be the 18-year-old Da Vinci. If this new find is authenticated, it would be DaVinci’s first painted work. 

Paintings by Hilma af Klint, the Swedish woman who found…

Paintings by Hilma af Klint, the Swedish woman who found abstraction before the modernists.



Artist Joseph A. Fleck in his studio, New Mexico

Photographer: T. Harmon Parkhurst
Date: 1925 – 1935?
Negative Number 073999

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Ginger Rogers painted by George Cattermole, 1937

 Kelemen Mikes was a Transylvanian-born Hungar…

 Kelemen Mikes was a Transylvanian-born Hungarian political figure and essayist, noted for his rebellious activities against the Habsburg Monarchy. Mikes is referred to as the “Hungarian Goethe”, made famous by his Letters from Turkey. Mikes went into exile with Ferenc Rákóczi II, last prince of independent Transylvania. After the unsuccessful War of Independence (1703-11), in which he had endeavoured to liberate Hungary and Transylvania from the Habsburgs, the prince and his entourage spent some five years in France before in 1717 going to Turkey at the invitation of Sultan Ahmed III. Some of the party eventually left, but Mikes, like Rákóczi, spent the rest of his life in Turkey.

Learning about him in school, I always thought he’s hot.

Julie D’Aubigny was the most badass bi bitch i…

Julie D’Aubigny was the most badass bi bitch in history. she’s my muse and also i wanna go back in time and make out with her.

General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornw…

General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805) is a huge historic crush of mine. He’s also adored by a very good Twitter friend of mine and we affectionately refer to him as “Corny.”
Why do I love Corny so much? Firstly any man wearing 18th century redcoat uniform floats my boat. But I have a thing for older men who are on the chubby side too. 🙂 Corny deserves some love and to be remembered for more than being the British general who lost the American colonies. He was a nice chap too. He fell in love with Jemima Jones and married her in 1768. Read this bio of his life, which details the tragic death of his wife, folks it’s so sad:
This painting of him by John Singleton Copley is my fave. I love how chubby he is here. I like to imagine enjoying a brandy and cigar with him before he gives me the “best of British” in his bedchamber…tally ho!

What Did Vietnam Look Like In The Late 1800s?

This undated manuscript is a lovely example of traditional Chinese and Vietnamese cartography, with some western influences. Named “Comprehensive map of Vietnam’s provinces” (Việt Nam toàn tỉnh dư đồ) it appears to have been painted around 1890.

Most of the map is in traditional Vietnamese and Chinese style. The map does not have a precise scale. It shows Vietnamese provincial organization loosely, with province names enclosed in red in the right places, but with no attempt at provincial borders. Almost every river mouth and estuary is named,

reflecting a traditional Vietnamese view of their land, Non Nước (Mountains and Water). It also has a lovely and traditional pictorial style, with mountains and rivers and even a “gate” at the border between Vietnam and China.

The map’s western elements are scant: the shapes of the Vietnamese coastline is fairly accurate, as is the Mekong River and the lake of Tonle Sap in Cambodia.

“The Battle of Poitiers” Painting by Charles d…

“The Battle of Poitiers” Painting by Charles de Steuben, 1837. Romantically depicts a triumphant Charles Martel facing Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi at the Battle of Tours in 732.

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