European Art

Claude Monet, Magpie, 1868-69, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Magpie by Claude Monet

Magpie is a masterpiece by Claude Monet that captures the poetic play of light upon a winter landscape. It is a symphony of ivory and...

James W Singer 22 December 2023

Renaissance

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti, a painter, sculptor, and architect was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He is one of those geniuses whose biography...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 December 2023

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons: Everything You Need to Know

Byzantine icons are more of a prayer object than anything else. Though likened to idolatry, the icons mean more than what can be confined by that...

Rachel Witte 20 December 2023

Love Story

Medieval Love Story: King Pedro and Inês de Castro

Every country has its legends and fairytales, and Portugal is no exception. One of the most well-known Portuguese tales is a love story about King...

Helena Pereira 20 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper by Fede Galizia

Fede Galizia’s beautiful A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper is one of Italy’s first-ever still life...

Alexandra Kiely 20 December 2023

Post-Impressionism

In a Cabaret with Toulouse-Lautrec’s Posters

On the outskirts of Paris, a working-class district with cabarets and dance halls called Montmartre became the bohemian center of the city.

Magda Michalska 19 December 2023

Theater & Cinema

The Art of Polish Film Posters

The emergence of the poster as a fresh, creative medium was a timely episode in an unfolding age of consumer expendability. In an era of conveyor...

Jon Kelly 19 December 2023

Art Nouveau

13 Most Beautiful Posters by Alphonse Mucha You Must Know

Alphonse Mucha’s distinctive style was called le style Mucha, becoming synonymous with the Art Nouveau style. His posters have a very long and...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 December 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown explores the psychological and emotional hardships faced by emigrants in The Last of England. Let us explore a Brown masterpiece.

James W Singer 18 December 2023

Migrants. Banksy, Migrant Child, 2019, Island of Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Contemporary Art

Banksy on the Side of Migrants

Banksy is an artist who became famous all over the world for his clever political and social graffiti. He always denounces injustice, inequality, and...

Camilla de Laurentis 18 December 2023

artists born in ukraine: Sonia Delaunay, Triptych, 1963, Tate Gallery, London European Art

5 Artists You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

From dancing colors to a kinetic steel monument, discover the lives and works of five influential and international modern artists – each of whom...

Emily Snow 18 December 2023

Art Nouveau

Ramón Casas – The Painter of Catalan Modernism

When you think of Catalonia, and especially Barcelona, the first name that comes to mind is, of course, that of Antoni Gaudí, but Catalan art at the...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 December 2023