European Art

Artist Stories

5 Artists Who Became Soldiers during the First World War

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Great War. On this occasion we want to present you with artists who enlisted as soldiers...

Magda Michalska 11 November 2021

European Art

Sir William Orpen: The Official Artist of the First World War

Initially known for society portraits, Sir William Orpen (the knighthood came after the end of the war) became an official artist of the First World...

Wendy Gray 11 November 2021

News

Poppies in Art for the Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a memorial remembering all the soldiers who died in the First World War. It was inaugurated by King George V in 1919 on 11th...

Magda Michalska 11 November 2021

Design

Natural Shine – Nature Inspired Jewelry from Victoria and Albert 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 10 November 2021

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffman was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 10 November 2021

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 10 November 2021

Review

Ecaterina Vrana – Painting as a Diary and a Language

Until the 14th of November, visitors of the Nicolae Minovici Museum in Bucharest could view some of Ecaterina Vrana’s paintings as part of an...

Luciana Craciun 8 November 2021

Fall of Icarus Baroque

The Fall of Icarus: Drama in Baroque Painting

Artists need to choose the techniques that help them communicate the desired feelings. Scenes from mythology tell stories with emotions described in...

Lana Pajdas 8 November 2021

Artist Stories

10 Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits You Need to Know

Vincent van Gogh created 36 self-portraits in the space of only 10 years. These works are an amazing source of knowledge not only of how van Gogh...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 November 2021

Women Artists

5 Self-Portraits by Women Artists That You Probably Haven’t Seen (And You Should)

When thinking of a self-portrait, the famous names and artworks of Dürer, Rembrandt, or Van Gogh probably come to mind. Here is your chance to...

Europeana 6 November 2021

Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait (detail), 1434, The National Gallery, London, England. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait is as enigmatic as it is iconic. Painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, it spawns a lot of speculation – over half a century...

Vithória Konzen Dill 4 November 2021

Erotica

Eccentric Erotica: Pichard & Lob’s Odyssey

One simply cannot praise Homer’s peerless oeuvre enough. We all read Iliad and Odyssey several times, and surely, a considerable amount of us has...

Erol Degirmenci 4 November 2021