Mia Forbes

Mia Forbes
Mia is a contributing writer from London, with a passion for literature and history. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Both at work and at home, Mia is surrounded by books, and enjoys writing about great works of fiction and poetry. Her first translation is due to be published next year.

Albrecht Durer: 10 Facts About The German Master

Albrecht Dürer helped establish German art during the peak of the High Renaissance. A versatile and prolific artist, Dürer produced engravings, paintings, and theoretical...

El Greco: 10 Facts On The Painter of The Spanish Renaissance

Born in the mid-sixteenth century, Domenicos Theotokopoulos would rise to fame as the artist known simply as El Greco (‘The Greek’). Combining many strands...

Hieronymus Bosch: In Pursuit Of The Extraordinary (10 Facts)

Born in the middle of the 15th century, Hieronymus Bosch transformed the world of art. His novel approach to painting shocked and polarized his...

Aztec Calendar: It Is More Than What We Know

Since its discovery in 1790, the Aztec Calendar (or Sun Stone) has intrigued archaeologists, historians and conspiracy theorists alike. Various interpretations have been put...

Jacopo Della Quercia: 10 Things You Need To Know

Jacopo della Quercia was one of the most important Renaissance sculptors, who beautified the city of Siena and inspired Michelangelo.

Sir Joshua Reynolds: 10 Things To Know About The English Artist

Discovering everything you need to know about Sir Joshua Reynolds, one of England’s most celebrated artists, founder of the Royal Academy of Arts and portraitist of international renown.

Antonello da Messina: 10 Things To Know

Antonello da Messina revolutionized 15th century art, bringing together the style and techniques of the Netherlands and Italy to produce unique masterpieces.

Hugo van der Goes: 10 Things To Know

Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes played a crucial role in the development of Renaissance art. Just as he reached a pinnacle point in his career, he closed his workshop to join a monastery.

Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez: 10 Things To Know

One of history’s most captivating paintings, Diego Velázquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ is the itch every art historian wants to scratch. This article unpacks some of the mysteries behind the masterpiece.

Jacques-Louis David: 10 Things To Know On The Epic Painter

The paintings of Jacques-Louis David define an era. This article unpacks everything you need to know about the life and artwork of France’s most epic painter.

7 Contemporary Female Artists Using Erotic As Their Subject Matter

It’s up there with death and religion as a no-go area in polite company, but these women artists invite the viewer to question, explore and change their ideas about sex.

10 Things To Know About Gentile da Fabriano

Gentile da Fabriano’s paintings represent the age-defining developments in early Italian art. This article unpacks the life, style, and works of this early Renaissance master.

Masaccio (& The Italian Renaissance): 10 Things You Should Know

Founder of the Early Renaissance and master of perspective, Masaccio was one of Florence’s most important artists. Read on to find out about his tragically short life and immortal legacy.

10 Things To Know About Domenico Ghirlandaio

Domenico Ghirlandaio had a great impact on Italian painting and taught one of the most famous artists of the Renaissance. Discover more about the Old Master in this article.