Art Movements

Jean-François Millet, The Gleaners, 1857, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Artist Stories

Jean-François Millet: The Peasant Painter

French artist Jean Francois Millet painted some the world’s best known artworks of peasants toiling in rural landscapes. Explore his life and work!

Candy Bedworth 10 August 2023

Surrealism

How To Become a Surrealist – A Manual to Psychic Automatism

In 1924, André Breton defined a completely new word – Surrealism – in his First Manifesto of Surrealism. It wasn’t a trend in art or...

Magda Michalska 10 August 2023

Fashion

French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in 18th-Century France?

While we can no longer personally experience the splendor of 18th-century fashion, thankfully many painters of the time left us the answer to the...

Pola Otterstein 10 August 2023

Rococo fans. Bacchus and Ariadne, c. 1760, Fan Museum, Greenwich, UK. Fashion

Rococo Fans: Craft, Art, and Hidden Messages

Before air conditioning, women relied on fans to keep themselves fresh during the summer. The accessory became so popular during the 18th century...

Jimena Escoto 10 August 2023

Rococo

Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

Marie Antoinette, the final Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, is renowned for numerous portraits that depict her life.

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2023

Art of Australia & Oceania

Indigenous Australian Art: Traditions from a Fascinating, Ancient Past

Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) culture is nowadays considered one of the most ancient in the world. Some historians...

Camilla de Laurentis 9 August 2023

Cats

The Sacred Cats of Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians revered cats of all kinds and honored them in their art. From servals to the mighty lion, cats were seen as powerful forces for...

Sarah Mills 8 August 2023

Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a cigarette Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship between Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel

When Dalí moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dalí had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 7 August 2023

Artist Stories

The Andy Warhol Diaries: Artistic Collaborations

Love him or hate him, Warhol’s art is notable for his use of mass production and pop culture. As Christopher Makos said in a 2011 interview...

Rachel Witte 6 August 2023

Music

The Story of Velvet Underground & Nico Album Cover by Andy Warhol

Today, we will be talking about Andy Warhol and his famous banana cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico, the debut album by the Velvet...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 August 2023

Artist Stories

A Strange Story about Andy Warhol and Plastic Surgeries

Andy Warhol was obsessed with the idea of turning into a machine which, partially, led to his slight addiction to plastic surgeries. The father of...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 August 2023

Pop art

Andy Warhol: Religious Artist for a Secular Society

When I first saw a photo of Andy Warhol, he was wearing a wig and lipstick, and I thought he was an intriguing woman. However, he was, of course, one...

Marina Kochetkova 6 August 2023