European Art

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

WTF Art History

Five Translation Mistakes That Changed Art History

Why did Michelangelo portray Moses with horns? Why are there monkeys in Giulio Romano’s Chamber of Giants? And why does the Nativity scene...

Arianna Richetti 21 February 2022

WTF Art History

5 Weird Portraits from Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, one of the foremost museums in the world, owns rich holdings comprising artworks from seven millennia –...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Gustav Klimt’s Lost and Found Viennese Beauty – Lady with Fan

Fräuleins (Ladies), step aside! This steaming-hot brunette is back in town! After 100 years of captivity, away from the Viennese public, she...

Giordana Goretti 21 February 2022

Mary Beale. Mary Beale, Self-portrait, c. 1670, Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, London, UK. Women Artists

Mary Beale – England’s First Professional Female Artist

Mary Beale was a Baroque painter from the 17th century. Her talent led her to become the first professional British female artist. Luckily, she...

Jimena Escoto 20 February 2022

Women Artists

Elisabetta Sirani: The Glory of the Female Sex

Elisabetta Sirani (1638–1665) was born in Bologna, a progressive city with a liberal attitude towards educating women. She was a pioneering female...

Gokce Dyson 20 February 2022

Women Artists

5 Things You Should Know About Michaelina Wautier

Michaelina Wautier was born in Mons in 1604. This Flemish painter has been absent in art history for many years, but her life and work are slowly...

Vithória Konzen Dill 20 February 2022

Museum Stories

When Your Collection Takes Over Your House – Sir John Soane’s Museum

A unique museum that transports us into the past in a way not many museums can, Sir John Soane’s Museum is actually Soane’s house, preserved,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 19 February 2022

Museum Stories

The Story of Hitler’s Unrealized Art Museum in Linz

The Hitler’s Museum – originally in German called Das Führermuseum, was luckily an unrealized art museum within a cultural complex planned...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 February 2022

Museum Stories

Pharmacy Museums: Houses of Oddities

A pharmacy is a very weird kind of shop. It has your favorite skin creams and food supplements. They also carry medicines for the flu, blood...

Marija Canjuga 19 February 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Claude Monet, The Train in the Snow

Claude Monet painted The Train in the Snow in 1875. The work was not shown in the Impressionist exhibition, but it reveals Monet’s attraction...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 February 2022

Impressionism

Claude Monet and Saint Lazare Train Station

Between 1853 and 1870 Paris has been renovated and modernized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann. This prefect of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 February 2022