Painting

Fauvism

Why Was Matisse Obsessed with Goldfish?

Goldfish here, goldfish there—in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window—goldfish everywhere. As I delved into Henri Matisse’s work, I...

Magda Michalska 19 June 2024

Art Travels

Travel in the Footsteps of Henri Matisse in Morocco

Until the advent of mass tourism, North Africa’s jewel, Morocco remained a relatively unknown world of sultans, spices and sparse deserts. A number...

Charlotte Stace 19 June 2024

Fauvism

Circus and Jazz of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a renowned French artist celebrated for his bold use of color. One of his lesser-known masterpieces, The Circus, is a...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 June 2024

History

10 Most Important Masterpieces Lost During World War II

Art theft and looting occurred on a massive scale during World War II. It all started with Adolf Hitler’s unsuccessful career as an artist. He was...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Lost Masterpieces: Leda and the Swan by Michelangelo

Throughout art history, numerous works have been lost, leaving only the stories as a testimony to their greatness. Among these lost treasures is...

Javier Abel Miguel 18 June 2024

History

The Story of Raphael’s Lost Portrait of a Young Man

Have you ever seen this painting? It is currently missing; in fact, it has been missing since 1945. Let’s explore the story of one of the most...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 June 2024

Contemporary Art

Roberto Ferri: When Contemporary Art Meets Academicism (NSFW)

People often picture contemporary art as a mixed-media practice on current topics set apart from classic styles. However, the art of Roberto Ferri...

Errika Gerakiti 17 June 2024

Artist Stories

Giovanni Segantini: The Tragic Life of a Mountain Lover

Giovanni Segantini was an Italian painter with a deep love for mountains and snow. His stunning landscapes capture the serene beauty and majesty of...

Magda Michalska 17 June 2024

Museum Stories

Highlights from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich

The Alte Pinakothek is an art museum in Munich, Germany. The name Alte, meaning Old, refers to the time span which the collections cover: the 14th to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 17 June 2024

Painting

The Saddest Paintings in Art History

Of the broad spectrum of human emotions, sadness is the one that has been a common underlying element of many famous artworks to date. The...

Sam Malone 17 June 2024

Anguish August Friedrich Schenck Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Anguish by August Friedrich Schenck

Surrounded by menacing crows, a mother sheep wails in anguish as her lifeless young lamb rests on a snowy bed. This scene, painted by August...

Montaine Dumont 17 June 2024

Romanticism

J. M. W. Turner in 10 Paintings

If one wanted to impress their friends at dinner with facts about the highly unique painter Joseph Mallord William Turner, I would point them to...

Coleman Richards 17 June 2024