European Art

Design

19th Century Parisian Advertising Posters

Parisian advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of...

Guest Profile 16 June 2022

Expressionism

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Tension of the Modern Times

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was one of the most prominent painters of German Expressionism. Even more than that, he was one of the founders of Die Brücke!...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 June 2022

Expressionism

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

Some time ago, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the famous Die Brücke group. All the more, this painter was a...

Magda Michalska 15 June 2022

Expressionism

August Macke: Short and Colorful Life of a Promising Artist

August Macke was only 27 years old when he died in Champagne, France, on September 26, 1914. He was one of the many who fell fighting for their...

Gokce Dyson 15 June 2022

Art History 101

Expressionism 101: All You Need to Know

Expressionism developed the ideas of Post-Impressionism and became another prominent trend in the history of art. Some of its most remarkable...

Nataliia Pecherska 15 June 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Scary Dr. Caligari: German Expressionism and Horror Movies

Expressionism is a movement with many branches. It inspired various artists and each one of them embraced it differently. Above all, it encouraged...

Errika Gerakiti 15 June 2022

Renaissance

Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

While today, tapestries are seemingly minor works of art, during the Renaissance, nothing was declared more spectacular than a set of tapestries...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet

One look at the 15th century masterpiece, and you may think it is actually a modern creation. Pops of deep blue and red cherubs form the background...

Rachel Witte 14 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées and One of Her Sisters

To a 21st century viewer, the portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées might seem homo-erotic. However, pictured with her sister, the Duchess of Villars,...

Anna Ingram 14 June 2022

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists and she holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into...

Chris Dobson 13 June 2022

Photo by the author featuring three woodcuts by Salvador Dalí, Art Safari 2022, Bucharest, Romania. Review

Le Tricorne: Picasso, Dalí and Falla at Art Safari 2022

Are you a fan of ballet? If so, this year Art Safari in Bucharest, Romania is hosting the long-awaited show Le Tricorne: Picasso, Dalí & Falla...

Ruxi Rusu 13 June 2022

Contemporary Art

Delaine Le Bas and Her Romani Embassy

Romani Embassy is a passionate performance piece by Delaine Le Bas, a British mixed media artist of Romani descent.

Candy Bedworth 13 June 2022