Art Forms

Masterpiece Stories

Winter in Paris: Rooftops in the Snow by Gustave Caillebotte

You open your eyes to the early morning light filtering through your windows. You instantly feel the cold air of the bedroom as you see your warm...

James W Singer 11 December 2022

Theater & Cinema

Iconic Pieter Bruegel’s Hunters in the Snow in Movies

The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder belongs to the magnificent collection of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Discover its story...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Train in the Snow by Claude Monet

Claude Monet painted The Train in the Snow in 1875. The work was not shown in the Impressionist exhibition, but it reveals Monet’s attraction to...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 December 2022

Artist Stories

The Quiet Life in Interiors of Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was a Danish painter known for poetic, subdued portraits and simple interiors, always muted in tone. His works are...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 December 2022

Melike Turkoglu, Craig Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel Inspired Interior, source Appliance Analysts - Living the Dream Movie-Inspired Interiors Theater & Cinema

Living the Dream – Movie-Inspired Interiors

Sometimes when you watch a really good movie, wouldn’t you like to stay in that world for a bit longer? To walk around and really experience...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 December 2022

Design

Arts and Crafts’ Principles in Interior Design: The Original Minimalists

Perhaps you have noticed a trend in recent years: people seem to crave a return to simpler times, to homesteading, homemaking, and minimalism. We...

Ledys Chemin 10 December 2022

Painting

Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

Moving houses is an enterprise, isn’t it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes…  Maybe peering...

Magda Michalska 10 December 2022

Photography of Walter Gropius. Review

Walter Gropius’ New Illustrated Biography

In the history of 20th-century design, modernists are seen as figures of the movement rather than people who were actually living and breathing. The...

Ania Kaczynska 9 December 2022

Women Artists

Frauhaus: Gunta Stölzl and the Women of the Bauhaus

The women of Bauhaus, attracted to the school by a lie, were marginalized by their male masters and forced into a single workshop. Under the...

Geoffrey Bunting 9 December 2022

Dance

Modernity in Motion: Bauhaus’ Triadic Ballet

Bauhaus is widely known for its iconic designs and contributions to the art world. What is less known is that their concepts could be applied to...

Nadine Waldmann 9 December 2022

Art State of Mind

10 Paintings That Will Bring Sunshine to Your House

Throughout history, artists have used light and shadow in their work to create the illusion of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional...

Ruxi Rusu 8 December 2022

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, ca 1766-1833, lacquered gilt wood, Vietnam, Musée Guimet, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara was donated to the Musée Guimet in Paris, France, in 1889 by French archeologist Gustave Dumoutier. It represents the...

James W Singer 8 December 2022