Stories By Zuzanna Stanska
Edward Hopper And The Scent Of LonelinessJanuary 19, 2017
I remember watching Edward Hopper’s piece for the first time. Of course it was his famous Nighthawks – you know this painting – it’s late night, people are sitting in a cheap restaurant, a couple is...
Watch Rare Footage Of Pablo Picasso In His StudioJanuary 17, 2017
The film we have for you today is a unique historical document about one of the greatest artists of 20th century. It shows Pablo Picasso in the area he inhabits, in his studio, showing his pictures...
Simonetta Vespucci – The Top Model Of RenaissanceJanuary 16, 2017
If you would like to spot one woman in Renaissance that could be called a Top Model – it would be Simonetta. Nicknamed La Bella, Simonetta was an Italian noblewoman from Genoa, the wife of Marco Vespucci...
Everything You Must Know About ParmigianinoJanuary 11, 2017
Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) was born on this day in 1503. Happy Birthday! This great Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker was active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. His work is characterized by...
Harald Sohlberg, The Solitary GeniusJanuary 9, 2017
Harald Sohlberg was a Norwegian painter whose works can be described as “Neo-romantic”. He is particularly known for his depictions of the mountains of Rondane and the town of Røros. Perhaps his most widely recognized paintings,...
James McNeill Whistler, Portrait of Artist’s Mother (Painting Of The Week)January 8, 2017
This is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States. It has been variously described as an American icon and a Victorian Mona Lisa. Today we will talk about “The...
The Mystery Of Vincent Van Gogh’s PhotosJanuary 4, 2017
Vincent van Gogh famously recorded himself in numerous self-portraits, but he hated photography and supposedly he never sat for a photo as an adult. There are two rare photos of the artist as a child that are known to...
Everything You Must Know About Sandro BotticelliJanuary 3, 2017
Sandro Botticelli – everyone knows his name and his The Birth of Venus and Primavera. This master of Early Renaissance belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici, a movement that Giorgio...
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow in MoviesDecember 30, 2016
The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are in the medieval and early Renaissance tradition of the Labours of the Months: depictions of various rural activities and work understood by a spectator in...
Abstraction In Creation – Watch Gerhard Richter At WorkDecember 29, 2016
If you ever doubted in abstract paintings you must see this video. Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist who was born in 1932. He produces abstract and photorealistic paintings. In October 2012, Richter’s Abstraktes Bild...
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