European Art

Baroque

The Best of Dutch Still Life: 6 Famous Painters

In the art world, it is commonly agreed upon that still life painting as a genre rose in the Northern and Spanish Netherlands in the last quarter of...

Irina Diana Calu 14 August 2021

Baroque

The Dutch Master of Selfies: Rembrandt’s 6 Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born 415 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today, people take...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton

Most of us probably see gray skies and rainy weather in the windows. We have prepared a story about this truly warm painting that can leave you in...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 June 2021

Love Story

Most Beautiful Royal Weddings in History — Commissions by Queen Victoria

Alexandrina Victoria ascended to the throne at the young age of 18 and reigned as Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, of Great Britain and Ireland,...

Maya Tola 25 June 2021

Baroque

Beautiful Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Still Lifes

Chinese culture has always been an object of European fascination – in art history, we see it in paintings, ornaments, architecture, fashion, and...

Nicole Ganbold 17 June 2021

Long Read

Tombs of Leonardo Bruni and Carlo Marsupini: Strikingly Similar or Substantially Different?

In the 15th century, Florence underwent a cultural and artistic peak without parallel, architecture, painting, and sculpture were at their height.

Guest Profile 14 June 2021

Women Artists

The Most Painted Woman in the World Was Lesbian: Suzy Solidor

Born in 1900, Suzanne Louise Marie Marion, known as Suzy Solidor, was a French artist who sang and acted in movies, but over time she became most...

Pola Otterstein 5 June 2021

Artist Stories

Lili Elbe – The First Transgender Female Artist

Lili Elbe – born Einar Wegener – was a Danish landscape painter of the early 20th century who later in life became a transgender woman. She was...

Pola Otterstein 4 June 2021

Renaissance

Power, Victory, Glory, and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

Titian was the most famous painter of the Renaissance in Venice. Even during his lifetime the artist had been acclaimed as the greatest painter of...

Alina Manevskaya 30 May 2021

Bizarre

The Elephant in the Church and Other Curious Stories of Venice

With its maze of narrow streets, bridges, and canals linking its splendid architecture and art, Venice is beautiful. It is worth exploring and a...

Marina Kochetkova 27 May 2021

Impressionism

Venice in the Eyes of Claude Monet

Claude Monet fell in love with Venice the first time he saw it. He was 68 years old, and he went on a trip with his wife, Alice Hoschedé. The light...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 May 2021

Medieval Art

Thomas Becket: The Imagery of an Unexpected Saint

A controversial figure, no one among his contemporaries would ever have assumed that Thomas Becket, adviser to King Henry II, and later Archbishop of...

Stephanie Skenyon 14 May 2021