Contemporary nudes inspired by the history of art

In a more or less obvious way, several contemporary artists play with references from the history of art in their works. Nudes are not an exception to this trend! This month, Artsper proposes you to test your knowledge of nudes in the history of art… Through works of contemporary art that make direct reference to it ! Are you able to recognize the paintings of the masters that … Continue reading Contemporary nudes inspired by the history of art

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

The case of Van Gogh’s ear: is Gauguin guilty?

Difficult to imagine Van Gogh without his bandage covering his face in his famous self-portrait. As you already know, this bandage covers the mark of his missing ear. The official version that Van Gogh has always declared is that he cut off his own ear with a razor during a fit. One must admit that this violent act of auto mutilation fits with the reputation … Continue reading The case of Van Gogh’s ear: is Gauguin guilty?