Angelica Frey

Bartolo—known better as Morgante—was the sharp and quick-witted “buffoon” of Cosimo I’s court (1537 to 1569). In 1555, Cosimo I granted Morgante a ducal privilege in which he is defined as “our most…

Can the visual arts capture movement in stillness? This slideshow traces the representation of dance, particularly of…

Despite its ugly political connotation acquired in the decades that followed the inception of twentieth-century neoclassicism, this artistic movement fully expressed the cultural zeitgeist of…
How an idealized visual representation of the male form that originated in Ancient Greece has survived more or less intact until today
The contemporary pastoral reverie known as cottagecore is one of the visual trends that has defined 2020.
More than just muses, the models that made Pre-Raphaelite art a success had artistic ambitions of their own.
The embodiment of classical femininity, the goddess Venus has taken many forms throughout art history.
The femme fragile was the product of its time: in the Victorian era, feminine weakness conveyed Godliness and mental purity.