Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
The Dutch Master of Selfies: Rembrandt’s 6 Magnificent Self-PortraitsJuly 15, 2021
Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born 415 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today, people take selfies. Back then, Rembrandt painted them. He created nearly 100 self-portraits during his lifetime,...
Happy Birthday Gustav Klimt! 5 Things You Need To Know About HimJuly 14, 2021
Today is the anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birthday. This Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession combined highly refined aesthetics, strong erotic tendencies, jewel-like painting surfaces, and use of abstract...
ALL Art from the BoJack Horseman Series Explained (Updated!)July 4, 2021
We love it when pop culture adopts, uses, and remixes art history, especially when that mixture includes a T.V. show! If you’re a BoJack Horseman fan and an art aficionado, you’re going to love this article....
Need Some Chilling? The Art of Ukiyo-e – Japanese Winter PrintsJuly 3, 2021
The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th century. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating world.” Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties;...
Painting of the Week
All You Should Know About the Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia IJuly 2, 2021
A famous print, known as Melencolia I created by Albrecht Dürer is one of the most intriguing works in art history. In this modest monochromatic masterpiece, a lot of symbols and meanings are coded. Ready to...
The Black and White World of Felix Vallotton’s PrintsJune 28, 2021
Felix Vallotton is, in my opinion, one of the most underestimated modern artists. I haven’t heard about him in my art history lectures at university. He never gets to all those “best of classics”, “all art in...
The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads ExplainedJune 15, 2021
The Zodiac Project is Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous twelve bronze animal heads that once adorned the Zodiac Fountain in Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, in...
A Texas Must See for Modern Art Fans: Rothko ChapelJune 11, 2021
The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas, founded by John and Dominique de Menil. It is definitely among the major works of modern art and is quite interesting architecturally, as it’s an octagon...
David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of CholeraJune 2, 2021
Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz these were the main subjects of the art he created from the 1970s to the early 1990s when he died of AIDS. Always...
Check Out These Rare and Beautiful Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo by Her Father, GuillermoJune 1, 2021
Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida Kahlo was lucky enough to be a photographer’s daughter and he...
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