Realism

George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2018

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself In The World Of the fantastic-realism paintings by Maria Anto

March = Women’s History Month, and this is the next story about a remarkable, contemporary artist named Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka). Anto was a...

Pola Otterstein 13 March 2018

Artist

Few Comments On Courbet’s Origin of the World

In the 19th century, the display of the nude body underwent a revolution - and a massive critique. Gustave Courbet, one of the main scandalists of...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2017

Artist Stories

The Tragic Tale Of The Gierymski Brothers

It is rare to see two siblings as talented and successful - and on the same artistic level - as the Gierymski brothers were, and their story is a...

Pola Otterstein 19 August 2017

Academic Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer

[caption id="attachment_4308" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The Thankful Poor, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1894, private collection.[/caption] Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 11 April 2017

Periods

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Impressionism

James McNeill Whistler, Portrait of Artist’s Mother (Painting Of The Week)

This is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States. It has been variously described as an American icon and a...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 January 2017

Artist Stories

Gustave Caillebotte’s Urban Intimacy

Gustave Caillebotte was a master of urban intimacy. He was a member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, in fact he painted in a much...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 August 2016