Painting

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 1 June 2023

Art State of Mind

Why Is St Sebastian a Gay Icon?

One may think that Christian saints have little in common with gay culture, but there is an exception to every rule. If you see a handsome guy in his...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2023

Art State of Mind

The Most Beautiful Rainbows in Paintings for the Pride Month

June was chosen as the Month of Pride to commemorate riots in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC, which were a response to a...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2023

History

Diego Rivera: The Controversial Story of Man at the Crossroads

At the suggestion of his mother, Nelson Rockefeller commissioned Diego Rivera, a passionate Mexican socialist artist, to paint the mural that was...

Ruxi Rusu 29 May 2023

Romanticism

Somewhere at Sea – Ivan Aivazovsky and His Marine Art

Many artists painted the sea, but only Ivan Aivazovsky was completely devoted to it. Over his long life (1817–1900), he dedicated thousands of...

Elizaveta Ermakova 28 May 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sailboats by Lyonel Feninger

Cubism – the word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in...

James W Singer 28 May 2023

Surrealism

Meet the Surrealist Rita Kernn-Larsen

When you hear the word Surrealism, you probably think Dalí, Magritte, Ernst… But can you think of any female artists? Today you’ll meet one of...

Magda Michalska 26 May 2023

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 26 May 2023

European Art

Urban Moonlight: A New Genre in 19th Century European Painting

In the 20th century, the electrically lit city painted by Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Joseph Stella became a standout feature of modern...

Guest Profile 25 May 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando by Edgar Degas

Feats of strength, super flexibility, the ability to hold one’s breath for long periods of time, combine all that with lions, clowns, and a...

Rachel Witte 24 May 2023

Edgar Degas, Blue Dancers, 1899, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia Impressionism

Edgar Degas and His Most Beautiful Ballerinas

Edgar Degas was one of the founding artists of Impressionism, however, he didn’t like the term and preferred to call it “Realist” or...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2023

Italian Abstract Art Peggy Guggenheim on the staircase of the Venice City Hall on February 5, 1962, the day she was named Honorary Citizen of Venice. On the right are Italian artists Emilio Vedova and Giuseppe Santomaso. | © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation European Art

Art of Another Kind: Italian Abstract Art from 1930 to 1970

In Italy, the abstract art period between 1930 and 1970 is characterized by five innovative movements: geometric abstract art, Arte Informale, The...

Guest Profile 23 May 2023