Art Movements

Artist Stories

The World As Seen Through de Chirico’s Surrealistic Eyes

Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian artist born in Greece in 1888. He started his education in Athens and Florence. Later he attended The Academy of...

Pola Otterstein 1 September 2017

Artist Stories

The Tragic Tale Of The Gierymski Brothers

It is rare to see two siblings as talented and successful – and on the same artistic level – as the Gierymski brothers were, and their...

Pola Otterstein 19 August 2017

Museum Stories

Want To See 5 Sunflowers At Once? Visit Facebook

I have couple of things on my bucket list regarding art. One of it is to see all versions on Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers live, with my own...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2017

The ‘Degenerate’ World of Otto Dix

The dictionary definition of degenerate states it is “having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing...

Wendy Gray 3 August 2017

Museum Stories

Two Unknown Paintings by Raphael Discovered on the Vatican’s Walls

Two previously unattributed paintings from the wall of The Vatican Museums has been attributed this month to Raphael. “The wall” is not...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 July 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

It’s Sunday and it’s time for some classics. This masterpiece is one of only a few original works by Caravaggio in American collections.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 July 2017

Baroque

Reflecting the Invisible or Distorting the Visible: Mirrors in Art

People have always been fascinated with their reflections. In the visual art the mirror has been interpreted as an instrument to show admiration or...

Alina Manevskaya 19 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Bartolomeo Veneto, Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress

Have you ever heard about Bartolomeo Veneto? Only about 30 of his paintings survived. He was a contemporary of Titian, Veronese, and other masters of...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 July 2017

Artist Stories

Salvador Dali’s Body To Be Exhumed For Paternity Test

A Spanish court has ordered the remains of Salvador Dalí to be exhumed in an attempt to extract DNA for a paternity claim from a woman born in...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 July 2017

Expressionism

Why You May Not Have Heard of Clyfford Still

Abstract Expressionism is an American movement that included artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. While you probably...

Rachel Istvan 3 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Lady in Gold: Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two stunning portraits by Gustav Klimt depicting Adele Bloch-Bauer. This portrait was commissioned...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait Of Dr Felix Rey

Early the morning of the Christmas Eve 1888, a severely wounded man was brought to the Hôtel-Dieu of Arles for treatment. On duty that night was...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 June 2017