Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Kensingtons at Laventie by Eric Kennington

The painting The Kensingtons at Laventie, which we present today, is Eric Kennington’s most famous work. It has been described as “one of...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 November 2021

History

5 Artists Who Became Soldiers During the First World War

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Great War. On this occasion we want to present you with artists who enlisted as soldiers...

Magda Michalska 11 November 2021

European Art

Sir William Orpen: The Official Artist of the First World War

Initially known for society portraits, Sir William Orpen (the knighthood came after the end of the war) became an official artist of the First World...

Wendy Gray 11 November 2021

Review

Ecaterina Vrana – Painting as a Diary and a Language

Until the 14th of November, visitors of the Nicolae Minovici Museum in Bucharest could view some of Ecaterina Vrana’s paintings as part of an...

Luciana Craciun 8 November 2021

Fall of Icarus Baroque

The Fall of Icarus: Drama in Baroque Painting

Artists need to choose the techniques that help them communicate the desired feelings. Scenes from mythology tell stories with emotions described in...

Lana Pajdas 8 November 2021

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th century Netherlands at its glory – Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 3 November 2021

Bizarre

Halloween in Hell: Dante and Virgil

Halloween night is this time of year when we go from light to darkness, where we can see and experience demons. For this special occasion, I want to...

Christopher Michaut 31 October 2021

Edvard Munch, Love and pain, 1895, oil on canvas. The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway. Bizarre

5 Vampire Paintings in Art

Vampires are one of the most famous mythical creatures in history. The origins of their legend date back to ancient civilizations. Some ancient...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2021

European Art

10 Early Picasso Works You Should Know

Pablo Picasso painted his first works during the early years of his life. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 October 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Old Woman Dozing by Nicolaes Maes

Introduction 123 ABC. Nicolaes Maes, Old Woman Dozing, ca 1656, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels,...

James W Singer 24 October 2021

Painting

Famous Autumn Paintings Created by Famous Artists

Autumn in is the full swing. As Warsaw, where I am now, is pretty gloomy and grey, I really need to look at beautiful and colorful autumn paintings...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2021

Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are the ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are...

Lauren Kraut 5 October 2021