Symbolism

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-Raphaelites

Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from...

Abreeza Thomas 16 June 2020

Music

When the Arts Meet: Art Inspired Album Covers

If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 May 2020

Contemporary Art

Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from...

Rafal Skolimowski 28 April 2020

Museum Stories

Léon Spilliaert: The Longing Behind the Symbolism

Whilst Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert's first UK retrospective at London's Royal Academy has been put on hold, we delve into his symbolist works and...

Yasmin Ozkan 8 April 2020

Women Artists

Evelyn De Morgan, the Pre-Raphaelite Sister You May Not Know

Welcome to the work of Evelyn De Morgan. Jewel rich colors, gorgeously draped figures and a feminist message – what’s not to like?! But why is...

Candy Bedworth 14 March 2020

Women Artists

Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the...

Kateryna Martynova 6 March 2020

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Edvard Munch, Madonna

The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch realized the colored lithograph Madonna in 1895. He is considered the head of Expressionism, therefore his Madonna...

Maia Heguiaphal 27 October 2019

Symbolism

Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s...

Magda Michalska 22 July 2019

The Nabis 101

Multiple times I've told myself while writing other articles: "I finally have to write about the Nabis!". And still haven't done so. Why, why, why,...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2019

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today's Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

Museum Stories

Painting Norway – Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Meet Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), the creator of the "National Painting of Norway". He may not be as well-known outside of Norway as Edvard Munch,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 March 2019