Ruxi Rusu

Author

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

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 20 May 2024

David Hockney, 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)', 1972, private collection. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney

David Hockney is an English artist born in 1937. He was a leading force in the 1960s Pop Art movement and a great innovator, considered, to this...

Ruxi Rusu 19 May 2024

Quiz

Do You Know These Famous Artworks? Test Your Western Art History Knowledge with Our QUIZ!

Ruxi Rusu 11 May 2024

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 7 May 2024

Vincent Van Gogh, 'Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat', 1887, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), the Netherlands. Quiz

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know about Van Gogh’s Life?

Ruxi Rusu 30 April 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Picasso?

Ruxi Rusu 13 April 2024

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 8 April 2024

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 23 March 2024

History

The Fascinating World of Victorian Cards & Postcards

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a postcard from a loved one? An alternative to sending formal letters, postcards were first introduced during the...

Ruxi Rusu 7 February 2024

History

Republic of Austria v. Altmann – Klimt Goes to Court!

Adele Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy socialite from Austria. One day, her husband asked Gustav Klimt to paint her portrait as an anniversary gift. But...

Ruxi Rusu 6 February 2024