Stories By Joanna Kaszubowska
Painting of the Week: Giovanni Battista Moroni, The TailorJuly 28, 2019
The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite handsome (he somewhat reminds me of Hugh Jackman, I’m not...
It’s too Hot to Move – Paintings for the HeatwaveJuly 2, 2019
As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie down. So, limit all your activity, lie down comfortably and...
Painting of the Week: Flaming June by Sir Frederic LeightonJune 23, 2019
It’s official: The summer has started in the northern hemisphere, even if the weather tries to convince us otherwise in some places. To celebrate the summer solstice, our painting of the week today is Flaming June...
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the Van Gogh MuseumJune 21, 2019
In January 2019, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced that the painting Sunflowers will not be leaving Amsterdam anymore due to its fragile condition. This conclusion followed the extensive research conducted since 2016, concluding in...
Bodies And Erotic Art
Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance FlorenceJune 17, 2019
The adoration of a male body was an inspiration for many artists and there’s no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity of it than sculpture. Today we’ll take a look at the...
How British was Van Gogh?June 1, 2019
The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he in turn inspired British artists. The...
Edvard Munch: Love and Angst in British MuseumMay 23, 2019
“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want… an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.” – Edvard Munch British Museum in cooperation with Munch Museum...
Painting Norway – Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture GalleryMarch 22, 2019
Meet Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), the creator of the “National Painting of Norway”. He may not be as well-known outside of Norway as Edvard Munch, but he is certainly beloved there. Typically associated with Symbolism and Neo-romanticism,...
Lee Miller – Photographing the ExtremesMarch 12, 2019
Lee Miller (1907-1977) was a model, a fashion photographer, a war photographer, a muse and a gourmet cook. She lived the life to the fullest with all its bright and many dark sides. Always striving for...
The Practical Side of Modernism – Aino Marsio-AaltoJanuary 28, 2019
Aino Marsio-Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, she was also the wife of Alvar Aalto, which is why you may not have heard about her. They worked very closely together, to a point where now...
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