Painting

julian stanczak Artist Stories

Julian Stanczak and His Abstract Life

You may think that experiences such as forced labor in Siberia, losing the nerves in his dominant arm, or ending up in a refugee camp would have...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world which is however very present around us. But what does this...

Christopher Michaut 3 December 2021

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021

slavery, black models, french art, Jacques Eugènes Feyan, Le baiser enfantin, European Art

Enslaved Black Models in European Art: Anonymous Objects

Portraits of black people are rare in European art history. Let’s be clear: they were there, in society, but they rarely made it into art, except...

Candy Bedworth 2 December 2021

Neoclassicism

Jean-Baptiste Belley: Portrait of a Black French Deputy

Although representations of black people were overlooked for a long time, current social and political movements participate to reanimate the...

Amélie Pascutto 2 December 2021

pregnancy in art Gustav Klimt, Hope I, 1903, National Gallery of Canada, Canada, US. Artist's website. Long Read

Feminae Gravidae: Pregnancy in Art

While the imagery of women and children is greatly depicted throughout the history of art, pregnancy is much more of a rare sight. Some blame the...

Caroline Galambosova 29 November 2021

Medieval Art

Here Be Medieval Dragons

Dragons are everywhere in popular culture. People make movies about them, collect stuffed animals of them, and dress up as them for Halloween. They...

Alexandra Kiely 29 November 2021

Animals

Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy Owls

Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds simultaneously – the real one and a world of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 November 2021

Long Read

Dog Breeds in Famous Paintings

When we see a dog in a painting, we always try to guess which breed it is. Motivated by this curiosity we have selected some works that show...

Dévra Taboada 29 November 2021

Museum Stories

The Amazing Flesh of Chaim Soutine

The flesh in this context means animal flesh. Beef carcasses. Fowl. Fish. Photographs do not do these paintings justice. The thickness and thinness...

Howard Schwartz 28 November 2021

Painting

Paintings for Hanukkah

December is not just about Christmas but also about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights” which is...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2021

North American Art

8 Paintings for Thanksgiving That Will Warm Your Heart

We wish you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Have a great Thanksgiving! 1. Norman...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 25 November 2021