European Art

Artist Stories

Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2022

art nouveau female artists Women Artists

Art Nouveau’s Unsung Female Artists

Art Nouveau, the movement that flourished between 1890 and 1910, developed at the apex of Belle Époque, the period which encouraged modernity and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 25 January 2022

Franz Marc Horses Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 January 2022

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Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 January 2022

Manet and Saint Francis Impressionism

What Do Édouard Manet and Saint Francis Have in Common?

Édouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 23 January 2022

Manet philosophers Museum Stories

Manet’s Philosophers

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California is hosting two masterpieces by 19th century French artist, Édouard Manet from the permanent...

Maya M. Tola 23 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Eva Gonzalès

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for...

Abreeza Thomas 23 January 2022

Édouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Art History 101

5 Facts You Should Know About Manet

Édouard Manet (1832–1883) was a French modernist painter. His paintings have been heavily critiqued and ridiculed by art juries and critics at the...

Ruxi Rusu 23 January 2022

Vrubel. Mikhail Vrubel, The Swan Princess, 1900, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Artist Stories

Genius of All the Art Forms: Mikhail Vrubel’s Fantastic Worlds

The place of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) in Russian art is exclusive and isolated. Legends already began to form around Vrubel during his lifetime. He...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 January 2022

Dine & Wine

This Article Is Only about Cheese in Painting

I feel ashamed. As an official cheese-lover who could eat it every day for every meal, I still haven’t dedicated a single line to cheese in...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

Asparagus art Dine & Wine

Meet Asparagus, The King of Vegetables! Not Just for Vegetarians

The season for asparagus is very short as it starts around the 23rd of April (St George’s Day) and lasts only until June. Its special qualities...

Magda Michalska 20 January 2022

cézanne portraits Art History 101

5 Portraits by Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still-lifes. Characteristic square apples and oranges laid on the tables with kicked perspective are...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 January 2022