Art Movements

Love Story

William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled...

Pola Otterstein 17 October 2017

Surrealism

Join Salvador Dali in Alice’s Wonderland

Salvador Dalí was a man of many talents – the most famous of Surrealists, he created not only iconic paintings of 20th century but also Chupa...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 October 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci – was on everyone’s lips when it went on the market.  Leonardo da Vinci (attributed), Salvator...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Abstract Expressionism

Watch Frank Stella Commenting On His Art in 1972

Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. He is a significant figure in minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 October 2017

Impressionism

The Best Landscape Paintings to Greet Autumn

Now that summer is officially over, looking through the window in many places is all about rain and clouds. To inspire us with the more beautiful...

Pola Otterstein 28 September 2017

Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio‘s dramatic lighting, or Rubens‘s opulence? Can we distinguish a...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge

Claude Monet in 1924 wrote: “It took me a long time to understand my water lilies…. I grew them without thinking of painting them…. And...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 September 2017

Bizarre

The Story Of Two Casanova Brothers, Who Happened To Be Painters

When we hear Casanova we think of Giacomo the famous adventurer, who in his autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life) described often...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 September 2017

Impressionism

Cézanne’s Postimpressionist Portraits At The Musée d’Orsay

Paul Cézanne was a French artist widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Postimpressionism.

Pola Otterstein 12 September 2017

Baroque

Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

This is a typical Vermeer – an ideal woman in an ideal home. In fact, everything around is ideal. Balanced shapes and colors (mainly the...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 September 2017

Artist Stories

Salvador Dali Exhumation Shows The Truth About His Fatherhood And Mustache

Couple of weeks ago we were informing that Salvador Dali’s remains will be exhumed in Spain to collect samples for use in a paternity...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 September 2017