Painting

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Football Players by Henri Rousseau

Welcome to the bizarre world of Henri Rousseau (1844–1910), the quintessential naïve artist, and meet his masterpiece depicting oneiric, striped...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 May 2023

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 20 May 2023

Baroque

What Is a Tronie? Famous Examples of Tronies in Dutch and Flemish Baroque

Everyone knows The Girl with a Pearl Earring. She is the icon of European painting and considered one of the most famous female portraits – but is...

Anastasia Manioudaki, Nicole Ganbold 19 May 2023

Women Artists

Painting Parenthood – Children Depicted by Their Mothers

Is it possible to combine art and motherhood? This question never seems to go away. There is no denying that female artists do have a gendered...

Candy Bedworth 14 May 2023

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraying the members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the...

Magda Michalska 14 May 2023

Love Story

Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Read the story of Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the key members of the Pre-Raphaelites movement. Discover the fascinating meanings...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 May 2023

Titian's The Rape of Europa Renaissance

Titian’s The Rape of Europa (Metamorphoses V)

In a series of articles, we are meeting each of the seven Poesies, which Titian delivered to Philip II of Spain in the 1550s and early 1560s. Each...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 May 2023

Ancient Greece

Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations.

Erol Degirmenci 9 May 2023

Interior, New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, gallery’s website. Museum Stories

Walsall’s Mona Lisa in the Garman Ryan Collection

The Garman Ryan Collection holds some of the most fascinating and esoteric artworks you will ever see. Also the story of how two women managed to...

Candy Bedworth 8 May 2023

Expressionism

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and the Tension of the Modern Times

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was one of the most prominent painters of German Expressionism. Furthermore, he also was one of the founders of Die Brücke! As...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 May 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Street, Dresden by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

The swirling crowds and electric lights of the modern city. This is the subject of today’s Masterpiece Story, created by one of the greatest...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 May 2023

Theater & Cinema

The Best Star Wars and Classic Art Mashups

It is fascinating how people combine two products of culture that are so different – classic art and Star Wars. Here you will find the best (in our...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 May 2023