European Art

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Among the many representations of domestic scenes of respectable Dutch middle-class households, there is one that never ceases to impress and capture...

Giordana Goretti 15 May 2022

Art History 101

15 Things You Didn’t Know About the Night Watch by Rembrandt

The Night Watch painted by Rembrandt van Rijn is a monumental canvas displayed today in the “Gallery of Honour” of the Rijksmuseum in...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 15 May 2022

Baroque

The Best of Dutch Still Life: 6 Famous Painters

In the art world, it is commonly agreed upon that still life painting as a genre rose in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the 16th century. The...

Irina Diana Calu 15 May 2022

European Art

Our Dad Is an Artist: Thomas Gainsborough’s Daughters

British portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough was born on this day in 1727. Happy Birthday! To celebrate, let’s talk about his...

Alexandra Kiely 14 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya M. Tola 14 May 2022

Animals

Thomas Gainsborough and His Dog Portraits

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was a portrait and landscape painter. During his career, he often painted dogs accompanying his sitters. He always...

Joanna Kaszubowska 14 May 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Gainsborough

The Frick Collection has an amazing ensemble of European masters. For example, works by Vermeer, Fragonard, and Goya grace its walls. Every room has...

James W Singer 14 May 2022

Contemporary Art

Masterpiece Story: My Bed by Tracey Emin

My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was created over 20 years ago. Despite its age, it is still one of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 May 2022

Bizarre

The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous Shark

This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles Saatchi...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2022

Dadaism

The Most Scandalous Artworks by Marcel Duchamp

In addition to Marcel Duchamp’s famous readymades, during his life he created less known works that were provocative and caused a scandal among...

Caroline Galambosova 13 May 2022

Jean Jullien, monograph, 2022, Contemporary Art

Joyful Jean Jullien: New Monograph Review

Review of a new monograph by Jean Jullien, published by Phaidon Press. This gorgeous new book is a joyful summer read!

Candy Bedworth 12 May 2022

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 May 2022