European Art

Artist Stories

Meet Harald Sohlberg, A Solitary Genius

Harald Sohlberg was a Norwegian painter whose works can be described as Neo-Romantic. He is particularly known for his depictions of the mountains of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 March 2023

Art History 101

The Complicated History of Norse Mythology in Art

Literally speaking, mythology is an old-school kind of storytelling. “Mythos” is a Greek word for “story” while “logia” means...

Lana Pajdas 14 March 2023

Viking Art: Gokstad Ship, ca 890 BCE, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Medieval Art

Ancient Treasures from the North: Viking Art

Vikings and their culture have interested us since the days of the Viking expansion. There are numerous TV shows about them and sports teams named...

Rachel Witte 14 March 2023

Jane Poupelet in the Studio for Portrait Mask, 1918. Sculpture

Jane Poupelet: The Female Sculptor Who Helped Disfigured War Veterans

Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time...

Maia Heguiaphal 13 March 2023

Constance Mayer: constance mayer Women Artists

Constance Mayer and Pierre Prud’hon: Better Together?

Constance Mayer (1775-1821) was one of a generation of women artists who took advantage of the new freedoms offered by the French Revolution. She...

Catriona Miller 13 March 2023

Georges de La Tour, The Fortune Teller Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fortune Teller by Georges de La Tour

The Fortune Teller is one of Georges de La Tour’s early masterpieces. The Baroque oil painting, once questioned by the Louvre Museum for its...

Anna Ingram 12 March 2023

Jacob Peter Gowy, The Fall of Icarus, 1635-1637, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Detail. Baroque

The Fall of Icarus: Drama in Baroque Painting

Imagine you’re standing in front of a painting that tells the tragic story of Icarus falling from the sky. The artist’s task was not only...

Lana Pajdas 11 March 2023

Berthe Morisot, Woman In Grey Reclining, 1879 Women Artists

Berthe Morisot: A Modern Parisian Woman

Berthe Morisot was an influential painter at the heart of the French Impressionist movement. Ahead of her time, her work was innovative, fresh, and...

Candy Bedworth 10 March 2023

Impressionism

Eva Gonzalès: Female Impressionist in the Shadows

While Eva Gonzalès’ privileged upbringing and supportive family gave her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden her...

Rachel Witte 10 March 2023

Impressionism

Fanny Brate: An Everyday Painter You Need to Know

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was...

Gokce Dyson 10 March 2023

Horst P. Horst, Alix Dress, Fashion, Lud with Columns, 1938, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA, USA. Photograph by Horst P. Horst via SCAD FASH. Fashion

Unraveling the Mastery of Madame Grès: The Art of Draping Exhibition in Atlanta

Madame Grès, The Art of Draping is a fashion exhibition held by SCAD FASH (Savannah College of Art and Design) Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta,...

Errika Gerakiti 9 March 2023

Museum Stories

10 Paintings for Which You Will Love Ca’ Pesaro in Venice

Tourists in Venice usually do a couple of typical things: they visit San Marco Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace, drink a glass of Aperol Spritz, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 March 2023