Art Forms

Artist Stories

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints, and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 17 October 2022

South American Art

Djanira da Motta e Silva: Gentle Documentalist of Brazilian Life

Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914-1979) was born in a very humble family, in Avare, São Paulo state in Brazil. She started to paint in her twenties...

Alicja Gluszek 17 October 2022

Women Artists

Anita Malfatti: The First Modernist of Brazil

Portraits of women made by other women are always worthy of attention. The representation of a woman by another is often less idealized or...

Rute Ferreira 17 October 2022

Artist Stories

Frida Kahlo: The Suffering Behind Her Paintings

One of the most famous artists of the 20th century was Frida Kahlo. She became an international icon of our age, not only because of her paintings,...

Arianna Richetti 17 October 2022

Love Story

Wonderful Paintings Inspired by Famous Literary Couples

Art and literature have been a thing for centuries and they’re still at it. We have plucked a few worthy fruits of their union to show you how...

Giordana Goretti 17 October 2022

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian artistic...

Dévra Taboada 17 October 2022

Dine & Wine

Time for a Cup of Warm Tea in Paintings

One of the highlights of autumn is that drinking hot drinks is no longer looked down on and ordering a big cup of steaming hot cocoa instead of an...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2022

mushroom art Dine & Wine

Fantastic Fungi: The Tastiest Mushroom Art

Autumn is a real mushroom season, so let’s have a look at some tasty, quirky and trippy fungi paintings that will inspire you to go mushroom...

Magda Michalska 16 October 2022

Dine & Wine

The Best Autumn Foods in Still Life Paintings

I love everything about autumn – the cool, crisp air, the warm sweaters, the sense that the holiday season will soon arrive. But most of all, I...

Alexandra Kiely 16 October 2022

Dine & Wine

Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of Food

Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists had already made the connection between food and art. But how to...

Ledys Chemin 16 October 2022

perle fine Abstract Expressionism

Meeting Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine

To think about the Abstract Expressionists is almost certainly to picture Jackson Pollock with cans and brushes in hand, dripping paint into large...

Natalia Tiberio 15 October 2022

Women Artists

Hilma af Klint: Pioneer of Abstract Art

Who invented abstract art? The advent of abstraction has historically been attributed to male artists. However, Hilma af Klint, a Swedish painter and...

Emily Snow 15 October 2022