Tagged: art

Ivan Turgenev

Turgenev and Tchaikovsky

In this brief article, scholar, editor, and translator Luis Sundkvist explores the life of noted Russian author Ivan Turgenev and considers ways in which his life and work intersected with the Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Biography...

Washington Irving, 1783-1859

Washington Irving Timeline

Washington Irving’s place in history This timeline documents major events and influences on Washington Irving’s life and work. It begins by outlining the events and publications in Irving’s life, then looks at American literature, visual...

William Blake by Thomas Philips

William Blake Biography (1911)

The William Blake biography from the 1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica offers an opinionated glimpse of the life and style of author and artist, William Blake.

Hermitage Video Tour

Hermitage Video Tour

Gary Bembridge offers a short video tour of the beautiful Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world,...

In this Giotto painting of The Adoration of the Magi, his careful composition and lifelike expressions of his figures brighten and warm the image.

Italian Artists: Giotto, Fra Angelico, and Filippo Lippi

Giotto di Bondone (1266/7–1337) was the first of the great Italian masters. Like most artists of his day, his work focuses on religious subjects, with spectacular examples including frescoes in Assisi, the Arena Chapel...

Johannes Vermmer used light beautifully in this painting of young woman with a pitcher.

Dutch Masters

During the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age, political and cultural events transformed Dutch art. New prosperity and changes that followed Dutch independence after the Eighty Years War fostered the development of many of the artists...

Snow Storm by Joseph Mallord William Turner

British Artists

During the classical era of English art (from about 1750–1790) painters such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and George Stubbs were at the height of their popularity. As the Romanitic movement emerged in the...

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek resources currently available on our site include: “Why Study the Pagans?” by Cheryl Lowe “Why We Read the Odyssey” by Deborah Stokol Introduction to Greek Tragedy Introduction to Classical Greek Literature by...