Stories By Europeana
5 Swedish Pioneering Female Photographers You Should Get to KnowMarch 6, 2021
Mainstream history often overlooks women’s contributions. That’s why the fact that in Scandinavian countries, women took up photography as a profession from the early days, and were as successful as male photographers, remains unknown by most....
Art State of Mind
From Spindle and Distaff to Mass Production: Spinning in ArtDecember 10, 2020
There are many 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 a...
Artists and Industrial Revolution: Images of the Changing WorldDecember 7, 2020
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...
An Animated Cabinet of Curiosities – The Best Art GIFsOctober 26, 2020
What happens when old paintings, photos, illustrations and posters which are available digitally are shared with digital artists to play with and create animated GIFs? Visit this animated cabinet of curiosities to find out. These weird...
Art State of Mind
School and Learning in the Eyes of ArtistsSeptember 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...
5 Self-Portraits by Women Artists that You Probably Haven’t Seen (And You Should)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...
The Countryside in Art: from Idyllic Scenes to Social IssuesOctober 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 ArtworksOctober 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...
Hanna Hirsch-Pauli: Friendship Goals and Feminism in 19th Century StockholmMarch 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,...
Thérèse Schwartze. The Painter of the Amsterdam’s EliteMarch 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...
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