The story of Christmas in 5 artworks

Since religious history has been the only conceivable source of artistic inspiration for centuries, it is not surprising there are various biblical Christmas scenes of Christmas in all of the great painters’ works. The nativity scene that Botticelli or Bruegel depicted is one we all know. The same goes for all other folkloric representations of Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus. But what about the more … Continue reading The story of Christmas in 5 artworks

A short guide to American Scene Painting

American Scene painting developed during the beginning of the 20th century in the United States. The style is naturalistic and descriptive. The artists chose to depict scenes of everyday life of America and landscapes. The term “American Scene” is a general name that englobes rural “American Regionalism” and urban “Social Realism”. During the period between the two world wars, a lot of American artists rejected … Continue reading A short guide to American Scene Painting