Stories By Pola Otterstein
All Saints Day In Famous PaintingsNovember 2, 2017
All Saints Day, celebrated yesterday is also known as Hallowmas or Feast of All Saints. Occurring on November 1st of each year, it is a significant religious date in the calendar celebrated by Christians in memory...
Living In The Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin KrøyerOctober 26, 2017
Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th to early 20th century couple, and while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history judged them both to have been notable painters. When Peder Severin Krøyer met...
William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-modeOctober 17, 2017
The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled Marriage à-la-mode. William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode – takes us into the unholy world of...
Montmartre – The Home to Many InspirationsOctober 12, 2017
Montmartre – the home to many inspirations was and still is the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and it surely doesn’t need to be introduced to...
Museums And Exhibitions
El Greco to Goya – Spanish MasterpiecesOctober 5, 2017
The noteworthy painting Portrait of Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes – created in 1797 by Francisco de Goya – is currently on display as part of an exhibition entitled El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces from The...
The Best Landscape Paintings to Greet AutumnSeptember 28, 2017
Now that summer is officially over, looking through the window in many places is all about rain and clouds. To inspire us with the more beautiful aspects of the season, why not remind ourselves of some...
Iris van Herpen – Transforming FashionSeptember 23, 2017
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 sews unusual materials and themes into the clothes she creates. Undeniably...
Suzy Solidor – The Most Painted Woman in the WorldSeptember 18, 2017
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...
Cézanne’s Postimpressionist Portraits At The Musée d’OrsaySeptember 12, 2017
Paul Cézanne was a French artist widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Postimpressionism. Cézanne’s Postimpressionist portraits number over 200, around 60 of which are currently on display at...
5 Greatest Baroque Painters And Their WorkSeptember 5, 2017
Rubens, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt and Poussin – these are the names of the 5 greatest Baroque painters of the 16th and 17th centuries, a period during which rich colors and a wide range of individualistic styles...
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- Lesbian Love and Sex in Art History
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- Cute Babies in Art: From Rubens to Cassatt
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