Art Forms

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1852-1855, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Animals

Masterpiece Story: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today’s Masterpiece Story is that of The Horse Fair by French Realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The Horse Fair was the undisputed star of...

Alexandra Kiely 11 August 2023

Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting ones was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 August 2023

Jean-François Millet, The Gleaners, 1857, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Artist Stories

Jean-François Millet: The Peasant Painter

French artist Jean Francois Millet painted some the world’s best known artworks of peasants toiling in rural landscapes. Explore his life and work!

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2023

Fashion

French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in 18th-Century France?

While we can no longer personally experience the splendor of 18th-century fashion, thankfully many painters of the time left us the answer to the...

Pola Otterstein 10 August 2023

Rococo fans. Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1760, Fan Museum, Greenwich, UK. Fashion

Rococo Fans: Craft, Art, and Hidden Messages

Before air conditioning, women relied on fans to keep themselves fresh during the summer. The accessory became so popular during the 18th century...

Jimena Escoto 10 August 2023

Rococo

Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

Marie Antoinette, the final Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, is renowned for numerous portraits that depict her life.

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2023

Artist Stories

Albert Namatjira: Celebrating the Indigenous Artistic Pioneer in Australia

In a time when the Australian government imposed a highly discriminatory policy on Aboriginal people, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) conquered the art...

Jimena Escoto 9 August 2023

African Art

Art and Culture of the Dogon People of Africa

African art and culture had been a driving inspiration to European modern artists like Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Amedeo Modigliani, among...

Urvi Chheda 9 August 2023

Cats

Cats in Chinese Art

Who doesn’t love cats? Check out these cute and cuddly house cats, ferocious lions, and majestic tigers, created by Chinese...

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2023

Women Artists

Maria Prymachenko⁠ — Folk Pacifist from Ukraine in London

Have you heard of Maria Prymachenko? She was an internationally acclaimed naïve artist who drew from traditional Ukrainian folk art. What...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 August 2023

Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a cigarette Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship between Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel

When Dalí moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dalí had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 7 August 2023

Music

The Story of Velvet Underground & Nico Album Cover by Andy Warhol

Today, we will be talking about Andy Warhol and his famous banana cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico, the debut album by the Velvet...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 August 2023