Realism

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francis A. Silva, Kingston Point, Hudson River

Wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and harmony. All...

James W Singer 8 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet

Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Winslow Homer, Summer Squall

The crashing waves roar with a deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the...

James W Singer 11 October 2020

Artist Stories

Winslow Homer – Painter of America

From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized,...

Alexandra Kiely 6 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista Wife

Firs Zhuravlev's realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the house...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life

The greatest happiness can be found in the simple pleasures of daily life. Such simplicities could include the taste of fresh fruit, the smell of...

James W Singer 13 September 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Twelve Portraits You Should Know

Let us embark on a journey through the course of art history with twelve significant portraits everybody should definitely know! The human need to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 10 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Józef Simmler, The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of...

James W Singer 2 August 2020

Artist Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! Giovanni Boldini & Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits are hidden the interesting lives of grand dames and...

Giordana Goretti 1 August 2020

Klimt’s Unknown Portraits You Would Never Guess Were His

Some of Klimt's portraits have already gained the status of 'iconic', for example his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer soaked in gold. Yet, before Klimt...

Magda Michalska 15 July 2020

Museum Stories

6 Highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Let's explore some highlights from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the preeminent collection of 19th century art in Germany. The gallery was...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 June 2020

WTF Art History

The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a Monster

Adolf Hitler is one of history's most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were responsible for...

Abreeza Thomas 27 May 2020