European Art

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This beautiful painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known under two titles. The first one – Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2022

Love Story

Lise Tréhot – The Mysterious Beauty from Renoir’s Paintings

Born into a humble French family, Lise Tréhot (1848–1922) was an artist’s model who posed exclusively for Pierre-Auguste Renoir...

Anuradha Sroha 25 February 2022

Review

Joan Miró: Signs and Figurations at Serralves Foundation in Porto

Want to have a stroll with a master in a beautiful Art Deco house? If so, go quickly to the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal, where Joan...

Tommy Thiange 24 February 2022

Dine & Wine

Keep Eating and Never Regret: Fat Thursday

Doughnuts, doughnuts… who wouldn’t be tempted by one freshly out of the bakery, covered in a sweet coating and with a warm, creamy...

Magda Michalska 24 February 2022

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Tahitian Oranges, 1892, private collection. Post-Impressionism

Paul Gauguin and His Fruits

Psst, are you in the mood for a sweet treat? Most know Paul Gauguin for his landscapes and the portraits he painted during his time in Tahiti. But...

Ruxi Rusu 22 February 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fede Galizia, A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper

Fede Galizia’s beautiful A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper is one of Italy’s first-ever still life...

Alexandra Kiely 22 February 2022

Cézanne's fruits Dine & Wine

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cézanne’s Fruits

Paul Cézanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 February 2022

Still lifes Art History 101

Fruits, Flowers, and Death: Still Lifes in Art History

Still lifes are one of the most recurrent and well-known themes in art history. These subjects are usually representations of inanimate objects such...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 22 February 2022

European Art

El Greco: The Grandfather of Expressionism

The Guide to the Prado Museum describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these...

Wendy Gray 21 February 2022

Architecture

An Urban Gesamtkunstwerk: The Ringstrasse in Vienna

We all associate the city of Vienna with Mozart – Europe’s greatest composer – Austrian Empress Sissi and its magnificent architecture...

Nicole Ganbold 21 February 2022

Contemporary Art

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Caroline Galambosova 21 February 2022