Art Movements

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

Architecture

6 Things You Must Know About Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is one of the most famous Proto-Renaissance masterpieces. Decorated by Giotto di Bondone was completed in 1305 for the...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Primavera by Botticelli

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. Its fame rests not just on its visual appeal but on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2017

Fashion

Edgar Degas And The Paris Milliners

When we think of Edgar Degas, we see his depictions of ballet dancers, nude bathers and racetracks. But Degas had another favorite subject –...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2017

Post-Impressionism

Paul Cezanne And Card Players

The Card Players subject were painted by Paul Cezanne five times. Why it’s so important? The series is considered by critics to be a...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 March 2017

Dorothea Tanning- A Woman For Whom Max Ernst Left His Wife

They fell in love while playing chess. After they had met at a party, Max Ernst passed by her studio to consider her works for his wife’s newly...

Magda Michalska 10 March 2017

Renaissance

The Darkness Of Titian’s Late Paintings

Titian had a long life. According to scholars he must have been 78 or 80 years old when he died. That was considered a miracle in an age when most...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2017

Baroque

The Art of Story Telling: The Abduction of the Sabine Women

If, as is popularly believed, there are only seven plot types in storytelling it is not surprising to find artists inspired by the same narrative at...

Wendy Gray 23 February 2017

Contemporary Art

Tammam Azzam And The Images Of A Destroyed Country

You may know the artist we want to feature today because of this image: Freedom Graffiti, Photograph courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Born...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Mars And Venus, Sandro Botticelli (Painting Of The Week)

Valentines Day is coming. What else could we feature in our weekly series “Painting of the Week” if not a scene of Mars and Venus...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 February 2017