Art Forms

Love Story

The Love of Ida Rubinstein and Romaine Brooks

Being a bisexual woman at the beginning of the 20th century was difficult. They were looked down on, they were scorned and discussed behind their...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2023

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919 Love Story

The Tragic Story of Jeanne Hébuterne and Modigliani

Jeanne Hébuterne is best known for being a frequent sitter and common-law wife of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. However, the story of her...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 January 2023

Amedeo Modigliani, Reclining Nude, 1917, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Erotica

Amedeo Modigliani and His Nude Series

Amedeo Modigliani has always been one of my favorite portraitists because of his delicate lines with which he masterfully rendered the deepest depths...

Magda Michalska 24 January 2023

Painting

The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s Portraits

Amedeo Modigliani painted so many portraits of women – especially nude ones – that people began to see him as a reckless playboy, an image that...

Pola Otterstein 24 January 2023

Renaissance

Carlo Crivelli – Enigmatic Renaissance Trickster

We know very little about the life of Carlo Crivelli. The basics of life and death, and little else. We do have a collection of awe-inspiring works,...

Candy Bedworth 23 January 2023

Manet and Saint Francis Impressionism

What Do Édouard Manet and Saint Francis Have in Common?

Édouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life.” While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 23 January 2023

Impressionism

10 Best Portraits by Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet is known as one of the most controversial artists of his time. Highly criticized for his realism and for depicting modern life scenes...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 January 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Railway by Édouard Manet

In 1873 when this painting was created by the Realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 January 2023

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum Stories

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: Staff Picks

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is located in the heart of Rotterdam, a Dutch city well known for its bold, modern architecture and seafaring history.

Ania Kaczynska 23 January 2023

Asian Art

The Tiny Big World of Kamal al-din Bihzad – A Persian Miniature Painter

Here we want to present you with the story of Kamal al-din Bihzad, a renowned Persian miniature painter and head of the royal ateliers in Herat and...

Magda Michalska 23 January 2023

Print with large white hare with red eyes presented frontally on pink background. The body of a hare is rounded. Asian Art

10 Rabbits in Asian Art for Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! January 22, 2023, in the Chinese lunisolar calendar, marks the beginning of the Year of Water Rabbit. This means 15...

Ela Bobek 22 January 2023

Animals

Practical, Erotic and Magical: The Miniature World of Netsuke

Originating in 17th-century Japan during the Edo Period, Netsuke (pronounced nets-keh) are toggles that attach pouches to the traditional robes,...

Nadine Waldmann 22 January 2023