European Art

Renaissance

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Birth of Venus

It’s Valentines season, so what better thing to do than to meditate on the things you love, and of course, Venus definitively conquers all at...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 14 February 2020

Art State of Mind

Welcoming the Twenties with Tamara de Lempicka

Today I am taking you to a New Year’s Eve party. This year, like every year, we hope that the year coming will be better. But hearing that the...

Marija Canjuga 31 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

Autumn weather can be unpredictable. Some days the earth looks cut out of crystal; the sky is a milky blue, and the sunlight is sparkling and golden.

Hannah Demaine 2 November 2019

Interview

A Secret Revealed in a Dresden Vermeer

Back in 2019, the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) announced an exciting new...

Alexandra Kiely 31 July 2019

Symbolism

Pierre Bonnard: Bringing Color to Life

When I was writing the article about the Nabis, I came across the past Tate exhibition on Pierre Bonnard which closed in May 2019. Let’s...

Magda Michalska 22 July 2019

Museum Stories

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the Van Gogh Museum

In January 2019, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced that the painting Sunflowers will not be leaving Amsterdam anymore due to its fragile...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 June 2019

European Art

Europa in Focus: Rape and Rebirth

If you read my articles, you’ll know that I tend to get political. With the European Elections coming up this weekend, I wouldn’t be...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2019

Architecture

Ten Gorgeous French Churches (That Aren’t Notre-Dame de Paris)

Still remember the Notre-Dame de Paris? It suffered a horrible fire in April 2019. Notre-Dame is by far France’s most famous church, but it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 May 2019

Medieval Art

Notre-Dame de Paris – Its Present and Future

After Monday’s fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, I have been looking continuously for news about the building’s status. I sorted through all...

Alexandra Kiely 22 April 2019

Art History 101

Byzantine Icons – Who, What, When, and Where

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 13 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Bathers by Paul Cézanne

When little Paul was born on 19th January 1839 nobody could expect that he will revolutionize painting with developing a unique style and influence a...

Kate Wojtczak 20 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Theatre Box by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Entertainments such as cabarets, theatres and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters whose mission was portraying the...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 October 2018