Baroque

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring is usually the first image that comes to mind when we think of Johannes Vermeer. It has inspired multiple references in...

Soledad Castillo Jara 29 March 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical...

Soledad Castillo Jara 7 March 2020

Museum Stories

Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture Gallery

Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this...

Joanna Kaszubowska 5 November 2019

Interview

A Secret Revealed in a Dresden Vermeer

Back in 2019, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) announced an exciting new...

Alexandra Kiely 31 July 2019

Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in Painting

How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2019

Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I'm...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019

Art State of Mind

Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern Art

Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google 'murder in art' your computer...

Tony Heathfield 30 April 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn't really get a chance to delve into archival materials about him...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Baroque

Three 16th-Century Dutchmen You Should Know

How many painters from the Netherlands do you know? Rembrandt, Bosch, Vermeer… But have you heard of Joachim Patinir, Jan Gossaer,...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2017

Baroque

Was Nicolas Poussin a Baroque Artist?

Nicolas Poussin is often considered a representative of French Baroque, as he worked in the first half of the 1600s. Yet, his paintings are so...

Magda Michalska 16 November 2017