Stories By Pola Otterstein
Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin KrøyerSeptember 8, 2021
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 judged them both to have been truly notable painters. When Peder Severin...
What Was It Like in the Roaring Twenties in Art and Fashion?July 31, 2021
The Roaring Twenties was 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...
French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in the 18th Century?July 29, 2021
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 question: “How did women dress in the 18th century?” Their artistic depictions...
The Most Painted Woman in the World Was Lesbian: Suzy SolidorJune 5, 2021
Born in 1900, Suzanne Louise Marie Marion, known as Suzy Solidor, was a French artist who sang and acted in movies, but over time she became most famous ostensibly for being the most painted woman and...
Lili Elbe – The First Transgender Female ArtistJune 4, 2021
Lili Elbe – born Einar Wegener – was a Danish landscape painter of the early 20th century who later in life became a transgender woman. She was married to Gerda Wegener, a successful art deco illustrator...
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the Amazing Women in Her PortraitsFebruary 6, 2021
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...
Julie Manet – The Eternal Beauty of ImpressionismJanuary 29, 2021
Julie Manet – the Beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, brother of the famous Impressionist painter Édouard Manet. The muse’s mother was highly valued as...
Special Occasion And News
The Best Time of the Year: Christmas in ArtDecember 25, 2020
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 sang “Have a holly, jolly Christmas… It’s the best time of...
The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s PortraitsAugust 14, 2020
Amedeo Modigliani painted so many portraits of women – especially nude ones – that people began to see him as a reckless playboy, an image that he undoubtedly did not seek to change. Discover the story behind Modigliani’s Portraits. Amedeo Clemente...
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...
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