Art Movements

Gerhard Richter, Betty Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Betty by Gerhard Richter

An unconventional portrait where the sitter looks away. The striking colors and flawless technique. A photo or a painting? Let’s dive into the...

Natalia Tiberio 31 March 2024

Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, ca. 1660, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Among many representations of domestic scenes of respectable Dutch middle-class households, there is one that never ceases to impress and capture the...

Giordana Goretti 31 March 2024

Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh and Nature

Vincent van Gogh’s relationship with nature was complex, and it defined both his life and his art. The Dutch artist hated the hustle and bustle of...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 March 2024

Women Artists

Madame de Pompadour As an Artist

Madame de Pompadour was the most influential mistress of Louis XV. Even though having influence over a king was no small deal, there is more to De...

Vithória Konzen Dill 30 March 2024

Vincent van Gogh - Self-portrait with bandaged ear (1889, Courtauld Institute) Artist Stories

The Mystery of Vincent van Gogh’s Death

Vincent van Gogh’s death occurred in the early morning of 29 July 1890, in his room at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 March 2024

Love Story

The Sad Story of Vincent van Gogh and His Lovers

Vincent van Gogh’s love life was a really sad one. The list of the artist’s lovers is full of unsuccessful advances and rejections. This is the...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 March 2024

Post-Impressionism

Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

Vincent van Gogh is famous today for two reasons. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity. He produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 March 2024

Textile artist Sheila Hicks Women Artists

Between Fiber and Color: The Art of Sheila Hicks

Celebrated as one of the biggest names in textile art, Sheila Hicks has a long history of studying ancient techniques and cultures. She has traveled...

Natalia Tiberio 29 March 2024

Review

Phaidon’s Vitamin T: A Complete Guide to Textile Art

Gathering the work of over 100 artists, Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art is the most comprehensive survey of artists currently...

Carlotta Mazzoli 29 March 2024

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens in 10 Paintings

A Baroque master and portraitist of the royals, Peter Paul Rubens is probably best known for his often drama-filled religious and mythological...

Anna Ingram 28 March 2024

Bizarre

Chilling Beauty: Exploring Europe’s Bone Churches

From the ancient period through the 18th century, European Catholics and Orthodox Christians displayed and maintained bones of the deceased to honor...

Julia Bourbois 28 March 2024

Art Travels

All You Need to Know About the Duomo of Florence

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Duomo of Florence, along with Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery of Saint John are designated UNESCO...

Maya M. Tola 28 March 2024