Vive la Belle Époque! Giovanni Boldini & Franca FlorioAugust 1, 2020
The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits are hidden the interesting lives of grand dames and adventurous gentlemen. Drawing inspiration from the article about John Singer Sargent’s Madame X, we decided...
Four Women Impressionists You Shouldn’t ForgetAugust 1, 2020
Impressionism is not only limited to Monet, Renoir, and Degas. There were four women Impressionists who were all the members of the same circle and exhibited works that were as innovative as those of their male counterparts: Berthe...
5 Impressionist Gossips Which Will Make You Feel They Staged a Soap OperaJuly 31, 2020
I know, it is a bit rude to discuss private lives of people. But when it comes to the Impressionists, knowing their relationships, connections, sudden twists of fate, and often difficult characters makes the whole story about them...
5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From SyphilisJuly 31, 2020
Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of Europeans in the 19th century were likely infected with the bacterial infection. Hence...
Eva Gonzalès: Impressionist in the ShadowsJuly 30, 2020
While Eva Gonzalès’ privileged upbringing and supportive family afforded her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden her social circle, she was still a woman in a male-dominated world. When it comes to the Impressionist...
The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie LaurencinJuly 29, 2020
Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie Laurencin was one of those women. She created dreamy, surreal paintings that opened...
The Dazzling Davies Sisters and Their Impressionist ArtJuly 29, 2020
The Davies sisters grew up in a remote corner of Victorian Wales. They were religious, teetotal and never married. But these demure young women, with no previous art knowledge, managed to gather together probably the most important collection...
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