European Art

Literature

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were...

Anastasia Manioudaki 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie Laurencin

Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft. Marie...

Guest Profile 13 June 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, and an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2022

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (18+)

Egon Schiele’s nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the “nude”. He didn’t paint or draw...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

WTF Art History

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any scientific...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2022

Expressionism

You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange Obsession

Recently I found myself asking: why have I never realized Egon Schiele’s orange obsession? Clearly, there are many of his paintings that...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2022

Expressionism

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 12 June 2022

Erotica

Art on the Verge of Eroticism and Pathology by Egon Schiele

The provocative artworks of the Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele are not just about exploring the sexuality of human bodies. The artist also...

Nataliia Pecherska 12 June 2022

Design

Natural Shine – Nature Inspired Jewelry from the V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a fantastic collection of jewelry. This time we will take a look at pieces inspired by natural forms.

Joanna Kaszubowska 11 June 2022

Art Nouveau

René Lalique, The Master Jeweler of Art Nouveau

René Lalique (1860-1945) was a French jeweler and one of Art Nouveau’s most renowned craftsmen. Trained in Paris and London, Lalique was unusual...

Europeana 11 June 2022

Fashion

Jewelry in Ancient Greece: Hellenistic Period Pieces

When looking at historical jewelry one can ask themselves a series of questions centered on the significance of the object. Who was it made for and...

Rachel Witte 11 June 2022

Review

Christian Dotremont: Painter-Poet in Brussels

Until August 7, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Archives & Museum of Literature in Brussels host an exhibition called...

Tommy Thiange 9 June 2022