Painting

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 5 March 2022

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to a peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 5 March 2022

Women Artists

Maria Prymachenko – Folk Pacifist from Ukraine

On Sunday, February 27th the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum in the town of Ivankiv, north of Kyiv which was a house of the collection of...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2022

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 4 March 2022

Rococo

Madame de Pompadour: The Queen of Arts in Portraits

Elvis Presley’s famous hairstyle was named after her, a French champagne glass is believed to have been modeled after her breast and, according...

Magda Michalska 4 March 2022

Women Artists

Zoya Lerman, Ukrainian Non-Conformist Artist

Artist Zoya Lerman is a unique representative of Ukrainian non-conformism in painting. Despite the dominance of Socialist Realism, she was able to...

Nataliia Pecherska 3 March 2022

Sor Maria Francisca de San Pedro, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, 1760 South American Art

An Instant Becomes Eternity: Nuns’ Profession Portraits in the 18th Century New Spain

At the beginning of the 18th century in New Spain (colonial Mexico), portraits of local elites became an essential genre. In a society with a strong...

Wen Gu 3 March 2022

body representation art Women Artists

Stretching the Body – A Reflection on the Representation of the Human Figure

In Northern Italy, in Turin, you can find the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, one of the most interesting Italian spaces dedicated to...

Arianna Richetti 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Leonor Fini: I’m Not a Muse, I’m an Artist

Leonor Fini didn’t agree with Andre Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male...

Magda Michalska 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic: Pushing the Limits of Surrealism

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic was the first female Croatian Surrealist painter and one of the greatest artists of Croatian contemporary art. As a painter,...

Guest Profile 3 March 2022

Women Artists

5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

Why have there been no great women artists? It continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized like...

Anastasia Tsaleza 1 March 2022

Alexandre Cabanel, Cleopatra, 1887, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cleopatra by Alexandre Cabanel

Queen Cleopatra is a popular subject today – as she was in the late 19th century. Alexandre Cabanel’s Cleopatra explores a single moment of her...

James W Singer 28 February 2022