Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted MotherApril 26, 2021
Although in her day she was most famous for portraits of members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the intimacy permeating the daily lives of mothers. In fact, motherhood became the most recurring theme...
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Portraying Misia Natanson in a TheaterMarch 28, 2021
Henri Toulouse Lautrec is famous for his portrayals of Paris nightlife: cabarets, theaters, and brothels. He showed us a world of decadence and escape from urban malaise where his friends, muses, and patrons collided. He portrayed one of...
Everything You Must Know About A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges SeuratMarch 16, 2021
Spring is shyly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. Longer and warmer days, more light, and the first signs of nature rebirth encourage us to spend more time outside. There is a famous painting which is the quintessence of...
Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris: Interiors and IntrospectionFebruary 23, 2021
A glimpse into the life of the Welsh daughter who ran away to Paris to paint. Let us follow Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris. Gwendoline Mary John was born in Wales in 1876. A solicitor’s daughter who painted...
The Sad Story of Vincent van Gogh and His LoversFebruary 13, 2021
Vincent van Gogh’s love life was a really sad one. The list of the artist’s lovers is full of unsuccessful romances and rejections. This is the tragic story of Vincent van Gogh and his lovers, I’m really sorry...
Wagnerism in Art: Painting Music or Listening to PicturesJanuary 14, 2021
What is Wagnerism? There are perhaps no other cultural movements in the world that we have named after one person. Wagnerism was admiration for Wagner’s musical oeuvre, which originated in the second half of the 19th century. The...
Drama and Dynamism: George Seurat and the CircusJanuary 2, 2021
George Seurat, like many 19th century artists, loved the circus. In particular, he enjoyed watching the tumbling acrobats in bright costumes, a subject infused with drama and dynamism. Circuses were immensely popular in Paris. Indeed, due to growing...
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