Ruxi Rusu

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Full-time art history fanatic. Her other interests include global politics, music, and philosophy. As it happens, she would like to make a pun but she Kant. Her favorite art movement is Impressionism.

Articles by Ruxi

Édouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Artist Stories

Édouard Manet’s Life in 5 Short Facts

Édouard Manet (1832–1883) was a French modernist painter. His paintings have been heavily critiqued and ridiculed by art juries and critics at the...

Ruxi Rusu 23 January 2023

Photography

13 Groundbreaking Women Photographers

Quickly, how many women photographers can you name? Unfortunately probably not as many as their male counterparts. We are here to change that! Women...

Ruxi Rusu, Aniela Rybak 17 January 2023

appropriation art: Jeff Koons, String of Puppies, 1988, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA. Contemporary Art

Appropriation Art: Did You Steal My Work?

What do Duchamp, Warhol, and Koons have in common? That’s right, they were all appropriation artists! Appropriation art is an art form that grew in...

Ruxi Rusu 22 December 2022

Art State of Mind

10 Paintings That Will Bring Sunshine to Your House

Throughout history, artists have used light and shadow in their work to create the illusion of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional...

Ruxi Rusu 8 December 2022

Art State of Mind

The Night Sky: 10 Nocturnal Paintings You Will Love

Few things in life are more moving than the night sky on a cloudless evening. Artists have been fascinated by it for so long! The night has inspired...

Ruxi Rusu 29 November 2022

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

What a horror spectacle! Some dark, irrational forces must be at play here. Henry Fuseli painted The Nightmare in 1781. It is probably his most...

Ruxi Rusu 31 October 2022

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance, 1890, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Tonight the Moulin Rouge is bursting at the seams. Men in dark coats and distinguished women dance and converse on the buzzing floor. Each has a...

Ruxi Rusu 9 September 2022

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Tahitian Oranges, 1892, private collection. Post-Impressionism

Paul Gauguin and His Fruits

Psst, are you in the mood for a sweet treat? Most know Paul Gauguin for his landscapes and the portraits he painted during his time in Tahiti. But...

Ruxi Rusu 14 August 2022

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022

Shakespeare in Art: Henry Fuseli, Titania and Bottom, c. 1790, Tate Britain, London, UK. Literature

Shakespeare’s Plays in Art

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” And indeed wicked it is! From Macbeth to Romeo and Juliet, William...

Ruxi Rusu 5 August 2022