Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
Queen Marie Antoinette in PortraitsMay 5, 2021
Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, she is known from many portraits. However, during the Revolution, she became known as Madame Déficit. This resulted from the country’s financial...
Six Wives Of Henry VIII in PortraitsMay 4, 2021
Henry VIII was the King of England who is best known for having six wives and, in particular, killing some of them. He was also famous for doing anything to get what he wanted. His huge wish...
The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous SharkApril 10, 2021
This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles Saatchi who in 1991 offered to pay for whatever artwork the...
7 Images of Dürer’s Animals that Are Better than Trip to a ZooApril 10, 2021
Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the 18th century. Paintings of animals were considered to be...
Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy OwlsApril 9, 2021
Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds simultaneously – the real one and a world of his imagination. His work is known for macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell, fantastic imagery, detailed...
Famous Lobsters in ArtApril 7, 2021
Lobsters, large marine crustaceans, have been eaten by humans since prehistoric times. They became a delicacy by the Roman period. They were also popular among the Moche people of Peru. Historically, lobsters weren’t a very common...
Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved HorsesApril 5, 2021
The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt...
Theater and Cinema in Edward Hopper’s PaintingsMarch 26, 2021
Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was famous for two types of paintings in particular: first, one focused on the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads, and...
The Most Beautiful Anatomical Theaters in ItalyMarch 23, 2021
Anatomical Theaters were one of the most important institutions in the history of medicine. They were used in teaching anatomy at early modern universities. In most of the cases – illegally, as they were forbidden by...
Painting of the Week
Everything You Must Know About A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges SeuratMarch 16, 2021
Spring is shyly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. Longer and warmer days, more light, and the first signs of nature rebirth encourage us to spend more time outside. There is a famous painting which is the...
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