La Donna Velata by Raphael

In 37 prolific years, Raphael’s passionate style blazed a trail of painting throughout the Italian high Renaissance. His skill in presenting his lust for life on to canvas translated into ideals of beauty were breathtakingly new. Raphael is considered to one of the holy trinity of master artists of the Renaissance, along with Da Vinci and Michelangelo...

Winter, Gathering Firewood by Natalia Goncharova

Goncharova was an avant-garde artist, painter, writer, costume designer, set designer, and illustrator. Her lifelong partner was the fellow avant-garde artist Mikhail Larionov with whom she invented Rayonism. She was also a member of the German art movement Der Blaue Reiter. She moved to Paris in 1921 where she lived until her death. Her work profoundly influenced the Russian avant-garde...

Yellow Islands by Jackson Pollock

Pollock’s reputation as a pre-eminent Abstract Expressionist artist has endured long after his death. In the late 1940s he began to produce the famous drip paintings that represent one of the most original bodies of work of the 20th century with suggestions of the life force of nature and evoking Man’s entrapment in the body, in anxiety, and in the modern world...

All Art is Erotic

Artist: Gustav Klimt Born: 14 July 1862, Baumgarten, Austro-Hungarian Empire Nationality: Austrian Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Died: 6 February 1918, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire Gustav Klimt is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the 20th century, while also producing the century’s most significant body of erotic art. Initially he found success in his … Continue reading All Art is Erotic