Art Movements

Artist Stories

Life and Art of José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior

José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (1850–1899) was a popular Brazilian artist from the late 19th century. His commendable paintings paved the...

Maya M. Tola 30 March 2023

Museum Stories

Van Gogh Museum Staff Picks

Have you ever wondered who knows the best of a museum’s collection? Probably the people who spend most of their lives between these artworks: the...

Kate Wojtczak 30 March 2023

Ancient Greece

Alexander the Great and His Mermaid Sister in Greek Folklore

There is no need for a long introduction to Alexander the Great’s place in history; he is one of the most famous military leaders and he has...

Errika Gerakiti 29 March 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Theatre Box by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Entertainments such as cabarets, theatres, and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters whose mission was portraying modern...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 March 2023

Post-Impressionism

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Portraying Misia Natanson at the Theater

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his portrayals of Parisian nightlife: cabarets, theaters, and brothels. He showed us a world of decadence and...

Alicja Gluszek 27 March 2023

Aleksandra Waliszewska, Untitled, 1997-2022, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Contemporary Art

The Dark Arts of Aleksandra Waliszewska

Rather unsettling, quite macabre, and more than slightly erotic, the paintings and illustrations by Polish artist Aleksandra Waliszewska are...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 23 March 2023

Sculpture

Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater Museums

In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he has created...

Nadine Waldmann 22 March 2023

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler was the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hodler’s beautiful mountain landscapes were, in...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 March 2023

Facts about Botticelli: Probable self-portrait of Botticelli, in his Adoration of the Magi, 1475, Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Artist Stories

Seven Key Facts You Must Know About Sandro Botticelli

1. Botticelli Started Early Facts About Sandro Botticelli: Sandro Botticelli, Fortitude, 1470, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Wikimedia Commons...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2023

La Primavera Botticelli: Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

La Primavera, which means “Spring” in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure continues...

Anastasia Manioudaki 18 March 2023

Theater & Cinema

Art in Friends: The One With Paintings in Central Perk

Who doesn’t love Friends? Without a doubt, it is one of the most watched and most loved TV series in history. We all know about this group of best...

Errika Gerakiti 17 March 2023

Rosa Bonheur, Sheep by the Sea, 1865 Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sheep by the Sea by Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous European artists of the 19th century, and she was definitely the most celebrated female artist of her time.

James W Singer 16 March 2023