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  • Symbolism in Victorian Art

    By February 9, 2017

    Symbolism, in the late 19th century, came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes and colour, drawing on such literary genres as mythology and subjects such as dreams and nightmares, religion, life...

  • 5 Paintings By Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

    By February 1, 2017

    Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines and rectangles and basics colors. You know what I mean: But before Mondrian...

  • Magnificent Mountain Landscapes of Ferdinand Hodler

    By December 20, 2016

    Ferdinand Hodler is the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most popular paintings by Hodler have been his landscapes which in his own words, bring out “nature’s essential beauty”. Sadly, Hodler saw himself...

  • The Mysterious Road From Edvard Munch’s The Scream

    By December 12, 2016

    The Scream is one of the most famous masterpieces of modern art. Edvard Munch created four versions of the compositions created as both paintings and pastels.  The National Gallery in Oslo, holds one of two painted versions. The...

  • Jacek Malczewski’s Dates With Death

    By October 24, 2016

    Recently we’ve been really into Symbolism, I guess it’s for this autumnish vibe in the air. Today will be no different, we want to show you somebody from Poland, a fascinating painter whose Symbolist paintings still leave one...

  • The Quiet Life Of Vilhelm Hammershøi Interiors

    By October 20, 2016

    Vilhelm Hammershøi was a Danish painter, born in 1864. He is known for his poetic, subdued portraits and interiors, always muted in tone. His works are characterized by limited palette consisting of greys, as well as desaturated yellows, greens,...

  • A Small Guide To Still Life Symbols (Part 1)

    By October 12, 2016

    You may think that all those marvellous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th century were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables and sculls. But guess what, they all had their hidden meaning! The still life...

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