Art Forms

Architecture

An Urban Gesamtkunstwerk: The Ringstrasse in Vienna

We all associate the city of Vienna with Mozart – Europe’s greatest composer – Austrian Empress Sissi and its magnificent architecture...

Nicole Ganbold 21 February 2022

Design

Wiener Werkstätte: The Viennese Design Brand You’ve Always Dreamt Of

Heard of Bauhaus? Yes. Heard of De Stijl? Yes. Heard of Wiener Werkstätte? No. No?! That’s the problem: I hadn’t heard of Wiener...

Magda Michalska 21 February 2022

Art Travels

Fabulous Railway Station Paintings from the Golden Age of Train Travel

Once upon a time, train travel was the height of fashion. That’s why the second half of the 19th century and first few decades of the 20th century...

Alexandra Kiely 18 February 2022

constructivism soviet cinema Theater & Cinema

Constructivism in Soviet Cinema

Constructivism originated in Russia in 1915 and its creators were Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko. It promoted using industrial assemblage...

Errika Gerakiti 17 February 2022

Félix Vallontton, Laziness (La Paresse), 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Museum Stories

6 Best Works in the Van Gogh Museum That Are Not by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It holds the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 February 2022

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens: Sensuous Gods and Dramatic Saints

Peter Paul Rubens is synonymous with Flemish Baroque. His dynamic yet sensuous style made him the most popular artist of his time, running a large...

Anastasia Manioudaki 14 February 2022

WTF Art History

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, a handsome gynecologist in a portrait entitled Dr. Pozzi at Home painted by John Singer Sargent. Pozzi was a dandy, a gynecologist, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2022

Artist Stories

Faces of Mozambique: How Malangatana Reflected His Native Culture in Art

One of the most prominent African artists of the 20th century, Malangatana was a multitalented artist who had many dreams. He realized them with his...

Merve Parla 12 February 2022

Artist Stories

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward...

Luciana Craciun 12 February 2022

WTF Art History

Hitler’s Four Least Favorite Degenerate Artists

As a person who considered himself an artist, Hitler was very sensitive to aesthetics. He hated people who did not fit into his imagined world of...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022

Lucian Freud Artist Stories

The Joy of Lucian Freud: Self-Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last 60 years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David...

Guest Profile 10 February 2022

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime,...

Magda Michalska 10 February 2022