Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
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....
Painting of the Week: Claude Monet, MeulesOctober 6, 2019
Claude Monet, the master of Impressionism, loved to paint in series. The one with haystacks (in French called meules) is his most known one, as well the first he exhibited. Fifteen of the paintings, presenting the...
Claude Monet and Saint Lazare Train StationAugust 9, 2019
Between 1853 and 1870 Paris has been renovated and modernized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann. This prefect of the Seine Department of France was chosen by Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a...
15 Things You May Not Know About The Night Watch by RembrandtJuly 8, 2019
The Night Watch painted by Rembrandt van Rijn is a colossal (363 × 437 cm) and most famous canvas created by the artist. It is one of the icons of Western art history. Painted in 1642, at the...
Painting of the Week: Joaquín Sorolla, Capturing the MomentJune 30, 2019
The Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla spent most of his summers with his family in French Biarritz, 35 kilometres from the border with Spain. Sorolla was a master of capturing the moment – here, in the work entitled Capturing...
People, Subways and Mystery – Early Rothko’s Paintings Will Surprise YouMay 13, 2019
There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we see his large, abstract canvases, which were representations of human feelings and the human drama. They were painted from 1950 to 1970...
Painting of the Week: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, DresdenMay 5, 2019
The swirling crowds and electric lights of the modern city. This is the subject of today’s painting of the week, created by one of the greatest German Expressionists, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Kirchner was a member of...
Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Raphael, TransfigurationApril 21, 2019
The Transfiguration was the last painting created by Raphael. Commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici, the later Pope Clement VII (1523–1534) and conceived as an altarpiece for the Narbonne Cathedral in France, Raphael worked on it...
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