Realism

Realism

Eid Al-Fitr — Islamic Prayer in Art

Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The date is determined annually...

Maya Tola 23 May 2020

Fashion

Negligee Fashion: Top 5 Gorgeous Homewear Outfits in Art

Due to quarantine, homewear fashion is popular once again. But don't think that boudoir fashion was unpopular before this. As art shows, from the...

Kateryna Martynova 8 May 2020

Erotica

The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous...

Kelly Hill 1 May 2020

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: A Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national, artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 16 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today's Painting of the Week is The Horse Fair, 1852-5, the great masterpiece of French realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Rosa Bonheur,...

Alexandra Kiely 8 December 2019

Happy Days – the Landscapes of Peter de Wint

What do you think when you look at the image above? Most fans of Peter de Wint’s work see exquisite tranquillity and luminosity. That wide sky, the...

Candy Bedworth 21 October 2019

It’s too Hot to Move – Paintings for the Heatwave

As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie...

Joanna Kaszubowska 2 July 2019

Seven Luminist Seascapes to Make You Want a Beach Vacation

It's finally summer, and that means it's time to visit the beach! But if a trip to the lake or the ocean isn't on your schedule, let these beautiful...

Alexandra Kiely 29 June 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gustave Courbet, Woman with a Parrot

Gustav Courbet, the enfant terrible of French 19th-century art, did everything he could to save himself in the memory of the contemporary art...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Edouard Manet, The Railway

In 1873 when this painting was created by the realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2019

Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of Looking

Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you're painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as...

Artur Deus Dionisio 12 July 2018

Artist Stories

What Art Has To Do With Politics: Gustave Courbet And The Paris Commune

The painter Gustave Courbet who was the central figure of Realism, is known for his paintings in which he reveals the true lives of peasants and...

Rute Ferreira 16 April 2018