Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
7 Things You Need to Know About Jean-Honoré FragonardApril 5, 2020
Before reading on, you should know that Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a Rococo master. One can say that Fragonard was Rococo. The works of this French painter and printmaker are pure exuberance and hedonism. Combined with loose brushstrokes and brilliant...
René Magritte: Lovers in SeparationMarch 30, 2020
Now, while we are all being asked to practice social distancing, you have probably been bombarded with the paintings of lovers by René Magritte. Magritte’s surreal style is unmistakable, his wit is well-known but his depictions...
His Majesty Jan Van Eyck and the Optical Revolution – ReviewMarch 26, 2020
Art history has its superstars: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. But with the recent $2.4 million, multiyear restoration of panels of one of the world’s most desirable masterpieces, the Ghent Altarpiece and the...
Art State of Mind
The Best of the Best Museums to Visit Virtually on Lockdown (Constantly Updated)March 20, 2020
So, we have a pandemic. The world is locked down. The museums are closed. While we should all be staying home, we have prepared a list of the best of the best museums to visit virtually...
Art State of Mind
10 Art Masterpieces to Calm Your AnxietyMarch 19, 2020
Art can be many different things: a snobbery-builder; a boredom-killer. According to some studies, it may even extend your life. It can also simply make you feel better. Here are 10 art masterpieces to calm your...
Plague in Art: 10 Paintings You Should Know in the Times of CoronavirusMarch 9, 2020
As the coronavirus is spreading around the globe we want to show you how artists depicted plague in art in times when plagues were really deadly. I know it’s not comforting under current circumstances but actually,...
Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of IcarusMarch 1, 2020
A ploughman is plowing the lands, a shepherd is watching over his sheep, an angler is fishing. The ships are sailing to unknown lands, a partridge is sitting on the branch of a tree, the sun...
Art History 101
10 Things You Need To Know About Jan Van EyckJanuary 18, 2020
Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter active in Bruges who was born in 1390 and died in 1441. He was one of the innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting, and one of...
The Story of the Lost Raphael’s Portrait of a Young ManDecember 19, 2019
Have you seen this painting? It is missing. Since 1945. On the day of reopening the Princes Czartoryski Museum, let’s explore the story of one of the most important paintings to have gone missing during World...
David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of CholeraDecember 4, 2019
Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for the artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz these were the main subjects of art which he created from the 1970s to the early 1990s when he died of AIDS....
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