European Art

European Art

Urban Moonlight: A New Genre in 19th Century European Painting

In the 20th century, the electrically lit city painted by Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Joseph Stella became a standout feature of modern...

Guest Profile 25 May 2023

Edgar Degas, Blue Dancers, 1899, Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia Impressionism

Edgar Degas and His Most Beautiful Ballerinas

Edgar Degas was one of the founding artists of Impressionism, however, he didn’t like the term and preferred to call it “Realist” or...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2023

Dance

How Did Paris Fall in Love with Ballets Russes?

Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev. No doubt, Ballets Russes made Russian ballet famous all...

Guest Profile 24 May 2023

Italian Abstract Art Peggy Guggenheim on the staircase of the Venice City Hall on February 5, 1962, the day she was named Honorary Citizen of Venice. On the right are Italian artists Emilio Vedova and Giuseppe Santomaso. | © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation European Art

Art of Another Kind: Italian Abstract Art from 1930 to 1970

In Italy, the abstract art period between 1930 and 1970 is characterized by five innovative movements: geometric abstract art, Arte Informale, The...

Guest Profile 23 May 2023

Gabriele Münter, Portrait of Wassily Kandinsky. Composition VIII, 1923, Expressionism

5 Abstract Paintings by Wassily Kandinsky You Should Know

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

Ruxi Rusu 23 May 2023

Women Artists

Valentine Schlegel: Sculptor of Organic Abstraction

Sculptor, ceramist, artist, and teacher. Valentine Schlegel (1925–2021) was a headstrong individual with fervent, creative independence who carved...

Marga Patterson 23 May 2023

Pablo Picasso, Lovers, 1923, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Lovers by Pablo Picasso

The Lovers by Pablo Picasso explores the dynamics of courtship. It returns to an earlier painting tradition and invents a new interpretation.

James W Singer 22 May 2023

Painting

Cute Babies in Art: From Rubens to Cassatt

Who doesn’t like a cute baby? Lucky for us, history is full of cute babies in art. And while we could dedicate one whole article to babies in Mary...

Rachel Witte 22 May 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Football Players by Henri Rousseau

Welcome to the bizarre world of Henri Rousseau (1844–1910), the quintessential naïve artist, and meet his masterpiece depicting oneiric, striped...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 May 2023

Women Artists

Zoya Lerman, Ukrainian Non-Conformist Artist

Artist Zoya Lerman is a unique representative of Ukrainian non-conformism in painting. Despite the dominance of Socialist Realism, she was able to...

Nataliia Pecherska 20 May 2023

Post-Impressionism

Jo van Gogh-Bonger: The Woman Who Made Vincent van Gogh

Everyone knows Van Gogh’s Starry Night either his Sunflowers or that he cut off his ear. The name Vincent van Gogh is now a household name,...

Ledys Chemin 19 May 2023

Baroque

What Is a Tronie? Famous Examples of Tronies in Dutch and Flemish Baroque

Everyone knows The Girl with a Pearl Earring. She is the icon of European painting and considered one of the most famous female portraits – but is...

Anastasia Manioudaki, Nicole Ganbold 19 May 2023