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Women Artists

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

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...

Europeana 8 January 2022

Art Nouveau

René Lalique, The Master Jeweler of Art Nouveau

René Lalique (1860-1945) was a French jeweler and one of Art Nouveau’s most renowned craftsmen. Trained in Paris and London, Lalique was unusual...

Europeana 10 November 2021

Women Artists

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

When thinking of a self-portrait, the famous names and artworks of Dürer, Rembrandt, or Van Gogh probably come to mind. Here is your chance to...

Europeana 6 November 2021

Artist Stories

Sisterhood in Art: Portraying Sisters

It’s not surprising that many artists having sisters, painted their portraits, especially early in their careers. They were probably easily...

Europeana 11 September 2021

5 Swedish Pioneering Female Photographers You Should Get to Know

Mainstream history often overlooks women’s contributions. That’s why the fact that in Scandinavian countries, women took up photography...

Europeana 6 March 2021

Art State of Mind

From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in Art

There are many artistic representations of women spinning, created across time and in various places. Let’s take some of the great depictions...

Europeana 10 December 2020

Gifs

An Animated Cabinet of Curiosities – The Best Art GIFs

What happens when old paintings, photos, illustrations and posters which are available digitally are shared with digital artists to play with and...

Europeana 26 October 2020

Art State of Mind

School and Learning in the Eyes of Artists

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...

Europeana 2 September 2020

The Countryside in Art: from Idyllic Scenes to Social Issues

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...

Europeana 11 October 2019

Art State of Mind

A Glimpse of Maritime Life in the Past in 7 Artworks

Sea, harbours, weather, ships, sailors, fishermen, merchants - maritime life is rich and fascinating. Let's see a few great depictions of its...

Europeana 4 October 2019