Stories By Pola Otterstein
What Was It Like In The Roaring Twenties in Art and Fashion?May 15, 2018
The Roaring Twenties were a period during which many things changed – both socially and politically. The dramatic economic growth of the decade led many Americans to adopt a totally different, more affluent lifestyle unknown to...
Immerse Yourself In The World Of the fantastic-realism paintings by Maria AntoMarch 13, 2018
March = Women’s History Month, and this is the next story about a remarkable, contemporary artist named Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka). Anto was a late 20th-century Polish painter who created a series of fantastic-realism paintings depicting...
A Queen Within: Meet The Seven Fashionable PersonalitiesFebruary 9, 2018
What do Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Iris van Herpen have in common? Well, they are three of the best-known contemporary fashion brands, and their founders either were or still are great designers. There is an exhibition...
The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s PortraitsJanuary 30, 2018
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, the infamous early 20th-century Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a unique, modern style in the artistic quartiers of Paris, is particularly noted for his portrayal of people – including nudes – with a characteristic and...
The Great Stanisław Wyspiański And His Many TalentsJanuary 10, 2018
He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many talents encompassed not only painting and sculpting. He was also...
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Let’s Say Goodbye To These Holidays…Christmas In Art (Last Time, We Swear!)December 26, 2017
To many of us, the Christian religious and cultural celebration called Christmas is surely one of our favourite times of the year. Burl Ives famously sang “Have a holly, jolly Christmas… It’s the best time of...
Pablo Picasso And His WomenNovember 28, 2017
Pablo Picasso perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his deep love and appreciation for women. Picasso did not have an easy relationship with women – he only...
Julie Manet – the Beauty of ImpressionismNovember 22, 2017
Julie Manet – the Beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, the brother of the famous impressionist painter Édouard Manet. The muse’s mother was highly...
Happy 177th Birthday Rodin!November 12, 2017
Happy 177th Birthday Rodin! Francois Auguste Rene Rodin was born in Paris on November 12th, 1840. The French sculptor is known as the progenitor of modern sculpture. Even though much of his work was criticized during...
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun And The Women In Her PortraitsNovember 7, 2017
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the women in her portraits is a famous reference to every art-lover. The French painter – also known as Madame Lebrun – is considered to have placed her style somewhere between that of...
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