Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
Painting of the Week
Albrecht Dürer, Melencolia I – Masterpiece Of The WeekNovember 20, 2016
Autumn is in a full swing. Feeling a bit depressed? Well, given the print we present today, you’re not alone. The title of the print comes from the archaically spelled title, Melencolia I, appearing within the...
Camille Claudel – Love, Despair and Auguste RodinNovember 18, 2016
There is a popular saying that behind every great man there is a great woman. It wasn’t an exception for the legendary sculptor who is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture – Auguste Rodin. The Story...
Museums And Exhibitions
10 Paintings For Which You Will Love Ca’ Pesaro in VeniceNovember 17, 2016
Tourists in Venice usually do a couple of typical things: they visit San Marco Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace, drink a glass of Aperol Spritz, sometimes have a gondola ride. But we have some good information for you...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claude MonetNovember 14, 2016
On this day in 1840 Claude Monet, one of the main founders French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy was born. You may think that you know everything about Monet...
John Singer Sargent, Gassed – Painting Of The WeekNovember 12, 2016
Yesterday we were commemorating Remembrance Day. Also known as Armistice Day, it marks the day when World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. On this occasion, yesterday we...
Dancing With Skeletons (Danse Macabre)November 9, 2016
Danse macabre – a weird dance of people and skeletons. You could think that it is some kind of a scene from a horror movie. But surprisingly, it is a medieval allegorical concept of the all-conquering...
Antonio Canova-The Minister Of BeautyNovember 7, 2016
Antonio Canova was considered the greatest sculptor of his time. His sculptures fall into three categories: Heroic compositions, compositions of grace, and sepulchral monuments. In each of these, Canova’s underlying artistic motivations were to challenge, if not compete,...
Painting Of The Week – René Magritte, The Treachery of ImagesNovember 6, 2016
As you can see, this painting shows a pipe. Underneath it there is a French sentence explaining, that “This is not a pipe”. You may ask – what the hell is going on here? René Magritte, the Belgian...
Special Occasion And News
We Are Looking For Contributors!November 4, 2016
Dear Reader, if you like writing short texts about art history or contemporary art, know something about art – you’ve studied it, been on some courses, or you have just been a huge art aficionado since...
Henri Matisse’s Cut-OutsNovember 3, 2016
Coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in the years following World War II, Matisse nonetheless produced some of the most vibrant and dynamic works of his career. The artists turned almost exclusively to...
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