Pola Otterstein

is a fifth-year student towards her Master of Journalism degree, yet art has always been one of her biggest interests. She especially admires Impressionism, Postimpressionism as well as Realism. As a result, she can never get enough of museums, and therefore loves to travel the world.

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Artist Stories

Lili Elbe – The First Known Transgender Female Artist

Lili Elbe – born Einar Wegener – was a Danish landscape painter of the early 20th century and the first known transgender woman in arts. She was...

Pola Otterstein 17 May 2022

Painting

The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s Portraits

Amedeo Modigliani painted so many portraits of women – especially nude ones – that people began to see him as a reckless playboy, an image that...

Pola Otterstein 7 May 2022

Women Artists

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and the Amazing Women in Her Portraits

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and the women in her portraits should be a reference for every art-lover. The French painter – also known as Madame Le...

Pola Otterstein 16 April 2022

European Art

Montmartre – The Home to Many Artists

Montmartre – the home to many inspirations was the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and it surely...

Pola Otterstein 31 March 2022

Fashion

French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in the 18th Century?

While we can no longer personally experience the splendor of 18th-century fashion, thankfully many painters of the time left us the answer to the...

Pola Otterstein 27 January 2022

Painting

The Best Time of the Year: Christmas in Art

To many of us, the Christian religious and cultural celebration called Christmas is surely one of our favorite times of the year. Burl Ives famously...

Pola Otterstein 24 December 2021

Fashion

Iris van Herpen – Technology Meets Fashion

A young and promising designer from Holland, Iris van Herpen is known for the eclectic ideas that guide her as she experiments with textiles and...

Pola Otterstein 11 December 2021

Love Story

Pablo Picasso and His Women

Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his deep love and appreciation for women.

Pola Otterstein 25 October 2021

Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – these are the five biggest names of the Baroque Period, a...

Pola Otterstein 22 October 2021

Artist Stories

Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th and early 20th century couple, and, while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history has...

Pola Otterstein 8 September 2021