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Everything You Have to Know About A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

When the summer is over, we all probably miss the sunny weather, long days, and warm nights. There is a famous painting that is the quintessence of...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 May 2024

Impressionism

Discover Camille Pissarro’s Unknown Origins: St Thomas Island in the Caribbean Sea

Camille Pissarro, one of the most famous impressionist painters, was born on St. Thomas island in 1830. The exotic island inspired much of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 May 2024

Art Travels

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur and the Island of Gods

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, better known as Jean Le Mayeur was a skilled Impressionist who was active around the early 20th century.

Maya M. Tola 22 May 2024

Sculpture

The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter Island

The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate...

Nadine Waldmann 22 May 2024

Women Artists

Ruth Smith: Cold Colors of the Faroe Islands

In celebration of the artistic spirit, we are delighted to present a special feature on a remarkable female artist from the Faroe Islands–Ruth...

Theresa Kohlbeck Jakobsen 22 May 2024

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Claude Monet Water Lilies Impressionism

Claude Monet and Masterpieces Painted in Series

Claude Monet was famous for his series of paintings. He repeatedly painted the same subject in different lights, at different hours of the day, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 May 2024

Artist Stories

Claude Monet in 10 Paintings

We prefer to be sincere; the title is simply intended to catch your attention. Claude Monet painted throughout his life, from adolescence to his...

Tommy Thiange 21 May 2024

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world that is very present around us. But what does this world, this...

Christopher Michaut 21 May 2024

Artist Stories

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claude Monet

Born on November 14, 1840, Claude Monet stands as one of the principal trailblazers in the realm of French Impressionist art. His dedication to the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 May 2024

Impressionism

Did You Know That Monet Was a Master of Caricatures?

If I say, Claude Monet, you say waterlilies! Impressionism! Monet or Manet? Well, this time we would like to talk to you about a part of Monet’s...

Giordana Goretti 21 May 2024

Romanticism

William Blake’s Demonic Red Dragon

William Blake was a great artist, poet and engraver of the Romantic Age. But he died penniless, scorned by his contemporaries and the art establishment. Take a look at one of his most famous works: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

Candy Bedworth 20 May 2024

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

What a horror spectacle! Some dark, irrational forces must be at play here. Henry Fuseli painted The Nightmare in 1781. It is probably his most...

Ruxi Rusu 20 May 2024

Aleksandra Waliszewska, Untitled, 1997-2022, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Contemporary Art

The Dark Arts of Aleksandra Waliszewska

Rather unsettling, quite macabre, and more than slightly erotic, the paintings and illustrations by Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska are...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 20 May 2024

Bizarre

Dark Side of Art History in 13 Creepy Paintings

Forget watching horror movies on Netflix—here we have something that will make your jaw drop! Welcome to the eerie realm of creepy paintings, where...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2024

Theater & Cinema

H. R. Giger: Father of the Alien, Nightmares, and All Things Obscure

H.R. Giger is the pioneer of Fantastic Realism. His artworks are iconic and define the very notion of sci-fi horror. His biomechanical dreamscapes...

Errika Gerakiti 20 May 2024

Piet Mondrian's Composition: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow is a golden example of Abstraction, De Stijl, and Constructivism. It purges the art of individual subjects by...

James W Singer 19 May 2024

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Alma Thomas

The style of Alma Thomas has been compared to Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat. However, it firmly belongs to the Washington...

James W Singer 19 May 2024

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Contemporary Art

Masterpiece Story: My Bed by Tracey Emin

My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was created over 20 years ago and despite its age, it is still one of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 May 2024

George Grosz, Manhattan, 1946, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Manhattan by George Grosz

Manhattan is a masterpiece by George Grosz that expresses the grandeur and struggle of 1940s New York...

James W Singer, 19 May 2024

David Hockney, 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)', 1972, private collection. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney

David Hockney is an English artist born in 1937. He was a leading force in the 1960s Pop Art movement and a great innovator, considered, to this...

Ruxi Rusu 19 May 2024

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QUIZ: Architecture for Beginners

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2024

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QUIZ to Test Your Memory! What Is Missing from These Paintings?

Szymon Jocek 18 May 2024

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QUIZ: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – Do You Really Know Everything About His Life?

Zuzanna Stańska 18 May 2024

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QUIZ: Museums Around the World! How Much Do You Know About Them?

Sandra Juszczyk 18 May 2024

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QUIZ for Art Lovers! Do You Know These 15 Famous Artworks?

Kate Wojtczak 18 May 2024

Contemporary Art

Norval Morrisseau, The Picasso of the North

The Picasso of the North, as he was known throughout Europe; Copper Thunderbird, as he was known in the Anishinaabe region of Canada. Whatever...

Adam Oestreich 17 May 2024

Women Artists

Rediscovering Emily Sargent: Forgotten 19th-Century Watercolorist

A prolific watercolorist living in 19th-century Europe, Emily Sargent created vibrant scenes with painterly virtuosity. Despite living in the shadow...

Natalia Iacobelli 17 May 2024

Impressionism

Slava Raškaj, The Story of a Deaf Impressionist Watercolorist

In the final years of the 19th century, the art scene in Zagreb, Croatia, was pretty vibrant. The various ideas that circulated among artists...

Lana Pajdas 17 May 2024

Literature

Middle Earth and Beyond in Art: Tolkien’s Illustrations

J.R.R. Tolkien’s written works have influenced many around the globe. However, perhaps less known than his books are his illustrations that he...

Rachel Witte 17 May 2024