Stories By Gokce Dyson
The Grand Tour: Everything You Need to KnowJuly 6, 2021
Nowadays, it is very common to take a gap year before or after university studies. You travel to expand your horizons. Dedicating a year or two before committing to a full-time job means you can experience...
Four Female Court Painters You Did Not KnowMay 7, 2021
Throughout history, art has always played an important role in royal propaganda across Europe. Royal families were in a race to employ the best painters of their time. Court painter positions were generally filled by male...
Art State of Mind
Reading in Art: Six Paintings to See on World Book DayApril 23, 2021
Books have been an indispensable part of our daily lives since ancient times. From scrolls to kindles, the way we read may have evolved, however the significance of books remains constant. Since 1995, the 23rd of...
London Mall Galleries: An Interview on Covid-19 and ReopeningApril 19, 2021
The evening of the 4th January united the residents of the UK once again. Everyone’s attention was focused on the third national lockdown announcement that came from the prime minister. With the order of stay-at-home, art...
Escape to the Forest: The Birth of Barbizon SchoolApril 12, 2021
During the 19th century, the most promising artists trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The academy taught its pupils the works of the Old Masters. Artists in the making were encouraged...
Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday ArtApril 9, 2021
Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was only ten years old. In 1885, at the age of 24,...
Elisabetta Sirani: The Glory of the Female SexMarch 29, 2021
Elisabetta Sirani (1638–1665) was born in Bologna, a progressive city with a liberal attitude towards educating women. She was a pioneering female artist who established an academy for other women aspiring to become painters. Sirani was...
Alice Neel: The Story of Defying ConventionMarch 24, 2021
Today, Alice Neel is considered the greatest portrait painter of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and people she encountered on the streets, her work is a visual documentary of her...
The Great Vision of Nature: Constable and McTaggartMarch 16, 2021
During his lifetime, captivated by the beauty of nature, John Constable’s landscapes received mixed reviews. He thought he was never going to have his desired impact on the art world. However, Constable was unaware that his...
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