European Art

Baroque

Francisco de Zurbarán: The Spanish Caravaggio

Francisco de Zurbarán was one of the major Spanish painters of the 17th century. He is especially known for his religious subjects and for the...

Vithória Konzen Dill 24 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Édouard Manet, The Railway

In 1873 when this painting was created by the Realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2022

Paris Salon. Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun, View of the Salon Carré at the Louvre, ca. 1880, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Art History 101

Paris Salon: 101 on France’s First Public Exhibition

If you were an artist in the 19th century, you probably dreamed of having your painting in the Paris Salon. Simply put, this exhibition was the most...

Jimena Escoto 23 April 2022

Interview

The Colors of the Earth and Beyond: Artist Interview with Ulrike Arnold

Ulrike Arnold (b. 1950) is a contemporary German artist working with earth pigments that she gathers by hand. For the last 40 years, she has traveled...

Marga Patterson 22 April 2022

Artist Stories

The Quiet Life in Interiors of Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi was a Danish painter, born in 1864. He is known for poetic, subdued portraits and simple interiors, always muted in tone. His...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2022

Love Story

Wronged Royal Wives – British Scandal and Heartbreak Through the Centuries

Unless you live on Mars, you can’t have missed the 2021 media frenzy around Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2022

European Art

Power and Propaganda – The British Royal Portraits

Royal portraiture is a centuries old tradition, but it might be called the forerunner of the posed selfie – an artfully curated image which is...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2022

European Art

Royaltastic Queens: Women Who Fought the Patriarchy and Won!

Follow us on a short historical tour of thriving royal women across Europe who enjoyed power and success on their own terms. How we measure royal...

Candy Bedworth 21 April 2022

Artist Stories

9 Things You Must Know About Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. His work has been interpreted as Surrealist but it’s difficult to...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 April 2022

Painting

The Anti-Painting of Joan Miró

Joan Miró is an artist who is very difficult to categorize. In general, he is considered to be a Surrealist. However, his works show a great...

Errika Gerakiti 20 April 2022

History

10 Most Important Masterpieces Lost During World War II

Art theft and looting occurred on a massive scale during World War II. It all started with Adolf Hitler’s unsuccessful career as an artist. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Pieter Bruegel’s Children’s Games

Children’s Games is one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most famous paintings. Just like in other works of his, it is debatable whether it was...

Irina Diana Calu 18 April 2022