Impressionism

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 6 December 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Feminist Mural Which Has Gone Missing

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

Magda Michalska 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female Impressionist

Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art...

Alexandra Kiely 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Eva Gonzalès: Female Impressionist in the Shadows

While Eva Gonzalès’ privileged upbringing and supportive family afforded her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden...

Rachel Witte 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Four Women Impressionists You Shouldn’t Forget

Impressionism is not only limited to Monet, Renoir, and Degas. There were four women Impressionists who were all the members of the same circle and...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday Art

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was...

Gokce Dyson 4 December 2021

Artist Stories

Painter’s Biggest Fear: The Blindness of Claude Monet

The eyes of an artist put to the service of art can reveal to us an unspeakable world which is however very present around us. But what does this...

Christopher Michaut 3 December 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Claude Monet, Meules

Claude Monet, the master of Impressionism, loved to paint in series. The one with haystacks (in French called meules) is his most well-known, which...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 November 2021

Impressionism

Claude Monet and Saint Lazare Train Station

Between 1853 and 1870 Paris has been renovated and modernized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann. This prefect of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 November 2021

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

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