European Art

Artist Stories

Die Brücke’s Magician: Otto Mueller

Do we talk enough about Die Brücke? Its importance for the development of modern art is undoubted. But lost between various movements and...

Magda Michalska 8 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump is not only a masterpiece from the Age of Enlightenment but also a monumental artistic achievement of Joseph...

Maya M. Tola 7 April 2022

Medieval Art

Explore the World of Medieval Glass

Often when we think about the Middle Ages, it’s sort of this rarefied, distant time that we have no connection to. Probably you picture gallant...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2022

meme-making WTF Art History

Meme-Making: Dutch Medieval Illustrations Breathe a Memetic Life!

Do you think a meme is the millennial method of transmission of knowledge? You scroll no more than a few inches on any digital social media platform,...

Urvi Chheda 4 April 2022

Women Artists

Four Female Court Painters You Did Not Know

Throughout history, art has always played an important role in royal propaganda across Europe. Royal families were in a race to employ the best...

Gokce Dyson 4 April 2022

Animals

Five Fun Facts About Gargoyles – Quirky Creatures of the Middle Ages and Beyond

Everybody loves gargoyles! I used to think I was alone in this, but I’ve come to learn that’s not at all true. In case any of you...

Alexandra Kiely 1 April 2022

European Art

Montmartre – The Home to Many Artists

Montmartre – the home to many inspirations was the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and it surely...

Pola Otterstein 31 March 2022

Anna Ancher, A Vaccination, 1899. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Vaccination by Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher’s painting A Vaccination underlines the importance of vaccines for the community and how children are key elements in public health. It...

Camilla de Laurentis 30 March 2022

Painting

A Tribute to Medical Services: Doctors in Paintings

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have heard a lot about doctors and healthcare workers, thinking of them as present-day heroes facing...

Camilla de Laurentis 30 March 2022

Symbolism

5 Facts That Will Help You Understand Symbolism

Symbolism as a term can be confusing. Usually grouped with the other Post-Impressionist movements, Symbolism emerged at just about the same time as...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 March 2022

Painting

5 Abstract Paintings by Wassily Kandinsky You Should Know

As a visual genius, Wassily Kandinsky revolutionized abstract art and led some of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. His work is...

Ruxi Rusu 28 March 2022

Ukraine Special

Mykola Pymonenko: An Idyllic View of Ukraine

Mykola Pymonenko (1862-1912) was a Ukrainian Realist painter. He spent almost his entire life in Kyiv and dedicated his career to painting genre...

Jimena Escoto 28 March 2022