Art Forms

Architecture

Aubette: Neoplasticist Gesamtkunstwerk in Strasbourg

Have you ever visited Strasbourg in Alsace, France? It’s a charming city full of picturesque narrow and tiny houses scattered along the canals.

Magda Michalska 29 May 2024

Architecture

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Modern Architecture?

Szymon Jocek 29 May 2024

Architecture

Modern Living – Sonneveld House in Rotterdam

Visit the Sonneveld House Museum with us! It is one of the best-preserved examples of the Nieuwe Bouwen style, the Dutch branch of the International...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 May 2024

Women Artists

The Practical Side of Modernism – Aino Aalto

Aino Marsio-Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. She was also the wife of Alvar Aalto, which might be why you haven’t heard about her. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 May 2024

Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: The Modern Son of Venice

When you think of Venice you probably first see Piazza San Marco in your mind’s eye. Then some canals and gondolas, or maybe the other way around.

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 May 2024

Artist Stories

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Travels Across Europe

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was a French portrait painter working in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. While her subject matter and color palette...

Natalia Iacobelli 28 May 2024

Women Artists

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Amazing Women in Her Portraits

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and women in her portraits should be a reference for every art-lover. The French painter – also known as Madame Le Brun...

Pola Otterstein 28 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course, there are enough, but the...

James W Singer 28 May 2024

Group of three figurines, Early Cycladic II, early spedos type, museum number K9, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany. Detail. Ancient Art

Demystifying Cycladic Figurines

Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 27 May 2024

Jacobus Vrel (act. ca. 1650-1670), A Woman at a Window Waving at a Child, Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris Artist Stories

A Dutch Mystery: Jacobus Vrel

Jacobus Vrel is a ghostly figure in art history because, up to this moment, there is almost no official data about him. No record of his existence...

Irina Diana Calu 27 May 2024

Interview

Secrets of the Isenheim Altarpiece: Interview with Experts

Throughout art history, Jesus has been depicted in all his states, from life to death, not to mention the resurrection. The works that represent him...

Christopher Michaut 27 May 2024

Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait (detail), 1434, The National Gallery, London, England. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is as enigmatic as it is iconic. Painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, it spawns a lot of speculation – over half a millennium...

Vithória Konzen Dill 27 May 2024