Art Movements

Pop art

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Quiz For Every Art Historian

Pop art is popping up again! Yet this time, it won’t at all reveal the mechanisms of the modern society with its mass product, celebrities and...

Magda Michalska 10 June 2017

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Explained in GIFs

The Art Nouveau Season on Europeana explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery,...

Europeana 7 June 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Eugene Delacroix – The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus is one of the most spectacular paintings of Eugene Delacroix. It currently hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris but...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape

Young Knight in a Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio from the collection of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is one of the earliest examples of a...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 May 2017

Renaissance

The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art

The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s  brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of...

Wendy Gray 27 April 2017

Art Forms

Jeff Koons And Louis Vuitton Bags – A Perfect Match?

Jeff Koons was always an enfant terrible of contemporary art. This time, by working on the new collection “Masters” with Louis Vuitton he...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2017

Abstract Expressionism

Pablo Picasso’s Bulls: On The Road To Simplicity

Pablo Picasso’s bulls are something that once seen, cannot be forgotten. The Bull is a series of 11 lithographs created around Christmas in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 April 2017

Impressionism

Masterpiece Story: Springtime by Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, who is absorbed by reading in the shadow of lilacs. The painting is...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Art Forms

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt And His Mad Heads

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt was a German-Austrian Late Baroque sculptor most famous for his “Character Heads”, a collection of busts with...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 April 2017

Realism

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn’s etchings? It’s Rembrandt House...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017