European Art

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

European Art

Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2019

Architecture

Ten Gorgeous French Churches (That Aren’t Notre-Dame de Paris)

Still remember the Notre-Dame de Paris? It suffered a horrible fire in April 2019. Notre-Dame is by far France’s most famous church, but it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 May 2019

Painting

Epiphany Quizzed: What Do You Know?

Epiphany had been a popular subject in painting already in the Middle Ages, yet it became a topos during the Renaissance when each respected painter...

Magda Michalska 6 January 2018

Painting

10 Most Famous Adoration of the Shepherds Paintings

Christmas time is in full swing! Hope you’re having a great time with your family and friends. To sustain the atmosphere we have prepared for...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 December 2017

Art State of Mind

Grow Your Artsy Mustache For Movember!

Movember November is a month of raising awareness about men’s health, in particular about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s...

Magda Michalska 6 November 2017

Video

Watch Kandinsky Drawing On A Rare Footage From 1926

In 1926, filmmaker Hans Cürlis, a pioneer in making of art documentaries. took the rare footage above of the Russian abstract painter Wassily...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 May 2017

Museum Stories

10 Most Important Masterpieces Lost During World War II

Art theft and looting occurred on massive scale during World War II. It all started with Adolf Hitler’s unsuccessful career as an artist. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 January 2017

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes of Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler is the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most popular paintings by Hodler have been his...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 December 2016

Women Artists

Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck – A Female Finnish Gem

I want to share with you my latest discovery: Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck, an unknown gem of Finnish painting. She began during the fine-de-siecle and...

Magda Michalska 14 December 2016

Artist Stories

Han van Meegeren: Vermeer’s Forger And His Fakes

Who wouldn’t love to discover an unknown original painting by Johannes Vermeer? It must be a blissful moment to find an untouched and...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2016

WTF Art History

4 Of Hitler’s Least Favourite ‘Degenerate’ Artists

As a person who considered himself an artist, Hitler was very sensitive to aesthetics. He hated people who did not fit to his imagined world of...

Magda Michalska 27 August 2016