Impressionism

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Eugène Boudin, Trouville, Jetties, High Tide

Eugène Boudin could be considered one of the fathers of Impressionism. It was he who met and influenced a young Claude Monet in 1858 with his ...

James W Singer 26 September 2021

Japanese art

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid 19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and it refers to the ...

Jimena Escoto 27 August 2021

Photography

See Rare Photographs Taken by Edgar Degas

Today is World Photography Day. On this day, August 19th, in 1839 the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it ...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2021

Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the ...

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ruins of the Château de Pierrefonds

Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction ...

James W Singer 1 August 2021

Impressionism

Have You Ever Heard About Scottish Impressionists? Here’s the Glasgow Boys

The Glasgow Boys were a group of Scottish Impressionists who placed the city of Glasgow on the artistic scene in the last third of the 19th century. ...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 30 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Eva Gonzalès

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for ...

Abreeza Thomas 25 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean Breezes

This seems to be the perfect Painting of the Week for the beginning of summer vacation. It is titled Ocean Breezes and was painted by Edward Henry ...

Alexandra Kiely 11 July 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Feminist Mural Which Has Gone Missing

Mary Cassatt is a well-known Impressionist who often illustrated motherhood and traditional female activities in the 19th century. However, when she ...

Magda Michalska 7 June 2021

Artist Stories

Venice in the Eyes of Claude Monet

Claude Monet fell in love with Venice the first time he saw it. He was 68 years old, and he went on a trip with his wife, Alice Hoschedé. The light ...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 May 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt: The Story of the American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who developed her skills by studying, working, and living in France. She was one of only three ...

Marija Canjuga 22 May 2021

Impressionism

İbrahim Çallı: Impressionism in Turkish Painting

Impressionist İbrahim Çallı’s paintings portrayed the society in which he lived in a very raw sense. Born in Turkey, educated in France and ...

Merve Parla 11 May 2021