Category Archives: Art and Aesthetics

From ancient times to the present days, PortraitFlip’s Art and aesthetics bring you insights into the most noteworthy artworks and their artists. Get cultured and appreciate the art world without toiling over the thick art books for hours.

Fresco Painting: Ancient Mural Art That Boomed in Renaissance (An Overview of Fresco Art)

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Here’s an ultimate guide to fresco painting, which evolved significantly with time and influenced geniuses like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. Look at some magnificent fresco paintings by these Renaissance artists. The Last Judgement, The Last Supper, The School of Athens, and others, which were made with the utmost care and affection, were actually […]

The Death Of Socrates Painting: Descriptive Analysis of the Artwork

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The Death of Socrates is a painting that holds a deeper meaning than what is shown on a canvas. It goes beyond Socrates voluntarily drinking hemlock and his students giving him patronage.  A creation by Jacques Louis David, The Death of Socrates pays homage to one of the greatest mathematicians of all, Socrates. Do you […]

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement: Art History, Facts, & More

Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement: Art History, Facts, & More

This is the story of the year 1508.  The popes tasked a well-known artist to adorn the ceiling of the most famous place in Vatican City—Sistine Chapel. Now that I’ve mentioned the Sistine Chapel, can you guess the name of the artist? Who else other than the great Michelangelo? When you visit the Sistine Chapel, […]

The Glorious Life and Art of Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Want a glimpse into the magic created by Jean-Honoré Fragonard? Imagine you are in a luscious garden, almost like an enchanted little jungle with its greenery and beauty! Trees and flowers of all kinds surround you, and in the midst of it all, there is a long beautiful swing, covered with creepers!   You are hoisted […]

Indian Art: An Overview of India’s Diversified Art History

Here’s an overview of Indian art, which is heavily influenced by its own civilization, Middle-East ideology, and European values. You may like it or not, but oftentimes we hear people crediting the Mughals or Britishers for the development of India’s art culture. It’ll be inappropriate, unreasonable, and invalid to wholly credit the Mughals or Britishers […]

Minimalist Art: A Descriptive Guide on What Minimalism Is About

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Each and every work of art has its own essence, its own perspective and an individual concept. Moreover, it is an artist’s form of expression that they use to portray their views to their audience. But what if I tell you that a form of art that rejects the concept of expressionism and solely gives […]

Explaining The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (Japanese Wave Art!)

Explaining The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (Japanese Wave Art!)

In a mood for some stories? Then let me start my blog by narrating an interesting backstory about a country. 1639 was the year when a nation closed its borders and entirely disconnected itself from other countries. Western culture was banned, foreigners were dismissed, and entering or leaving the state became a punishable act. This […]

6+ Bouguereau Paintings Capturing Mythical Grace!

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The wonders of the beautiful, compelling curves of a female human body, the grace, the innocence, the feminine energy—everything encapsulating on a canvas—is definitely a treat to the eye! An artist who conquered this talent is none other that William Adolphe Bouguereau, an academic painter!  Bouguereau paintings are nothing less than irresistible to the human […]

Psychedelic Art (A Guide To 1960’s Most Popular Trippy Art)

If you look at any psychedelic artwork, you’ll see a composition full of bright, contrasting colors and distorted images—something that’s messy, unorganized, and chaotic! But why on earth would anybody make such a type of art? The answer lies in its vast and mysterious history, which made the psychedelic art movement come into existence and […]

The Broken Column Explained: Frida Kahlo’s Unnerving Self-Portrait!

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Many artists across the world have often surrendered to art to express any big and difficult emotions. The famous portrait artist Frida Kahlo is also one among them. And in today’s blog we are analyzing one of her special masterpieces, The Broken Column! For someone who has gifted the art world an avalanche of paintings […]