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  • Art State of Mind

    School and Learning in the Eyes of Artists

    By September 2, 2020

    This year changed a lot about the way children and students attend school. While some students around the world will go back to school this September, many will continue taking classes online. Art is a great...

  • Women Artists

    5 Self-Portraits by Women Artists that You Probably Haven’t Seen (And You Should)

    By August 13, 2020

    When thinking of ‘a self-portrait’, the famous names and artworks of Dürer, Rembrandt, or Van Gogh probably come to your mind. Here’s your chance to discover five self-portraits you probably haven’t seen before. And you should – they’re created...

  • dailyart

    The Countryside in Art: from Idyllic Scenes to Social Issues

    By October 11, 2019

    Pure life in harmony with nature or hardship and poverty? Let’s take a look at various representations of the countryside in art. A Peaceful Bucolic Life Karel Dujardin was a Dutch Golden Age painter specialized in...

  • Art State of Mind

    A Glimpse of Maritime Life in the Past in 7 Artworks

    By October 4, 2019

    Sea, harbours, weather, ships, sailors, fishermen, merchants – maritime life is rich and fascinating. Let’s see a few great depictions of its different aspects. Harbour – A Place of Exchange Harbours are places of action, movement...

  • Art State of Mind

    From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in Art

    By September 27, 2019

    There are multiple artistic representations of women spinning – created across time and in various places. Let’s take some of the great depictions for a spin (pun intended!) and learn more about this activity. Spinning as...

  • 19th Century

    Artists and Industrial Revolution: Images of the Changing World

    By September 20, 2019

    The Industrial Revolution brought fundamental and irreversible social changes. But what was its influence on art and artists? Changing Times, Changing Themes Even though depictions of rural labor remained frequent, industry, as an important part of...

  • dailyart

    Hanna Hirsch-Pauli: Friendship Goals and Feminism in 19th Century Stockholm

    By March 23, 2019

    Swedish artist Hanna Hirsch-Pauli (1864-1940) is the best known for her genre scenes and portraits. She studied at the painting school of August Malmström, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. Then, she moved to Paris, where she met her husband-to-be,...

  • 19th Century

    Thérèse Schwartze. The Painter of the Amsterdam’s Elite

    By March 16, 2019

    Thérèse Schwartze (1851 – 1918) grew up in an artistic family. Her father Johann Georg Schwartze was a painter and he introduced his daughter to the profession. Apprentice of an Ambitious Father At that time, painting...

  • 19th Century

    The Art of Portraying Sisters

    By March 9, 2019

    March is Women’s History Month, a great time to celebrate sisterhood in all its meanings. It’s not surprising that many artists having sisters, painted their portraits, especially early in the career. They were probably easily available...

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    Special Occasion And News

    GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from public domain artworks

    By October 1, 2018

    GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. This year’s 5th edition is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ and Trove. From 1 – 31 October,...

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