Category Archives: Art
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, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine … Continue reading
The Italian artist Giotto brought a dimension and humanity to painting that revolutionized the European art world. Can you see his influence in Fra Angelico‘s work?
You may view a few 17th century Dutch paintings below. Note how they use light, shadow, and texture. Can you see why these artists are called “masters”?
Notice the different ways these British artists portrayed their homeland. What similarities and differences do you see? What do you prefer and why? Click on an image to see it in a larger format.
Gustave Doré did a series of famous illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy; you may view a few of them below. Click on an image to see it in a larger size.
Over the centuries, the authors and characters of Ancient Greek literature have been portrayed in many different ways; here are a few below. If you want to see an artwork in a larger size, just click on the image. To … Continue reading
It’s fascinating to see how different writers interacted with each other. Enjoy these great photos! Here below are T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and G. K. Chesterton.
The Hudson River School A group of artists known as the Hudson River School painted romantic landscape scenes, some of which depicted the American setting for Washington Irving’s works. These artists included Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt, and … Continue reading
Enjoy these images of the Walden Pond that inspired Thoreau.