Art Movements

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Truth Coming Out of Her Well by Jean-Léon Gérôme

A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the...

Kristin Urban 28 September 2023

Love Story

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst – A Surreal Love Story

They fell in love while playing chess and stayed together for the rest of their lives. Read about the relationship between the famous German...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Interior of a Picture Gallery by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga by Giovanni Paolo Panini shows a truly spectacular assembly of...

Alexandra Kiely 26 September 2023

Fashion

The Majestic Art of Alexander McQueen

A “champagne supernova”, as Maureen Callahan calls him in her book, Alexander McQueen, was a pioneer of 1990s fashion. Along with Marc Jacobs, he...

Errika Gerakiti 25 September 2023

Rothko's early art: Mark Rothko, Underground Fantasy, 1940 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Bildrecht Wien, 2019. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Artist Stories

People, Subways, and Mystery: Rothko’s Early Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we picture his large, abstract canvases with representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Mark Rothko’s Recipe for a Work of Art

Mark Rothko, one of the most renowned American artists of the postwar era, is widely recognized as an Abstract Expressionist, and his artwork is...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

“Fair Charlotte” (1961), two orbs galvanized by a very pushy background of egg-yolk yellow.Credit...Estate of Jules Olitski/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Yares Art Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This article...

Candy Bedworth 25 September 2023

Baroque

Bernini vs Borromini – The Greatest Chisel Off in Art History

“Bernini vs Borromini” could be the main headline on today’s newspaper – a lawsuit, fascinating dispute, or even political elections. It has...

Giordana Goretti 25 September 2023

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists. She holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst...

Chris Dobson 22 September 2023

Painting

Ciphers and Symbols – The Mysterious Art of M.K. Čiurlionis

Unveiling the enigmatic ciphers they harbor, decoding symbols with concealed significance—these are the mysteries that wait to be unraveled. If you...

Guest Profile 22 September 2023

Painting

Life Imitates Art – M. K. Čiurlionis’ Paintings and Hubble Telescope Photos

The stars, the moon, the sun – all celestial bodies have inspired art for centuries. However, as we look at Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis’...

Guest Profile 22 September 2023