Symbolism

Symbolism

Want to Hear a Painting? Discover Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Have you ever looked at a painting and could swear that it was about to start moving? Like the frame paused the sight and it will continue as you...

Guest Profile 20 August 2021

Symbolism

Symbolism Special: Jacek Malczewski’s Dates with Death

Jacek Malczewski is one of the most important Polish symbolist painters. Malczewski is associated with the Young Poland movement (Młoda Polska), a...

Magda Michalska 15 July 2021

Symbolism

The Amazing Midnight Sun in Paintings: Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

Edvard Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2021

Symbolism

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on...

Wendy Gray 31 March 2021

Women Artists

Frida Kahlo and the Symbolism in Her Art

Frida Kahlo, who lived during the first half of the 20th century changed art history. She put her own dreams into her work. She had many ups and...

Emre Kagitci 4 March 2021

The Mysterious Road From Edvard Munch’s The Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It’s pretty obvious why – its expression and the way the pain...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 January 2021

Symbolism

The Erotic Potential of The Temptation of St. Anthony

Christianity has brought many popular topics to art over the centuries, yet the interpretation of a religious motif can drastically change depending...

Guest Profile 11 September 2020

Symbolism

Mythological Femmes Fatales in the Mysterious Symbolist Paintings

Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 9 September 2020

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." For monarchs throughout history, the...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Literature

Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian Art

All of us watched Disney cartoons in our childhood and many people re-watch them even into adulthood. However, the original plots appeared in early...

Kateryna Martynova 3 August 2020

Women Artists

Art Nouveau’s Unsung Female Artists

Art Nouveau, the movement that flourished between 1890 and 1910, developed at the apex of Belle Époque, the period which encouraged modernity and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 18 July 2020

Artist Stories

A Queer World in Konstantin Somov’s Artworks

Konstantin Somov (1869-1939) was a Russian painter, co-founder of the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and well known for his watercolors...

Kateryna Martynova 22 June 2020