European Art

Painting

11 Famous Funeral Paintings of Western Art

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in all cultures. Varied traditions around the globe reflect widespread beliefs and values. On this day when we...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 November 2022

Edvard Munch, Love and pain, 1895, oil on canvas. The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway. Bizarre

5 Vampire Paintings in Art

Vampires are one of the most known mythical creatures in history. The origins of their legend date back to ancient civilizations. Some ancient...

Errika Gerakiti 31 October 2022

Bizarre

9 Creatures by Odilon Redon That Will Give You the Creeps

The creatures by Odilon Redon look truly otherworldly. During the early years of the artistic activity of this Symbolist painter, printmaker,...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 October 2022

Niki de Saint Phalle surrounded by her sculptures painting Le Monde, c. 1981. Photograph by Laurent Codominas © 2010 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Courtesy of Opera Gallery. Detail. Review

Find Paradise with Niki de Saint Phalle: Paradis Retrouvé in Opera Gallery

This week marks the birthday of Niki de Saint Phalle, the Franco-American artist who died in 2002. To celebrate the occasion, I visited a new...

Louisa Mahoney 29 October 2022

Art History 101

Proto-Renaissance 101: From Guilds to Giotto

A lot of focus is put on the Renaissance when learning art history. It spans a few centuries and is known as a period of great change in European...

Rachel Witte 28 October 2022

Theater & Cinema

Federico Fellini: The Great Italian Caricaturist

Federico Fellini is one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. He created a unique style based on fantasy, dreams,...

Marija Canjuga 26 October 2022

Renaissance

The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and Noblewomen

There weren’t many women who became successful artists in Renaissance Europe. However, there were probably more than most people think, and we try...

Alexandra Kiely 25 October 2022

John Everett Millais, Autumn Leaves, 1855, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. Detail. Painting

An Ode to Autumn with John Everett Millais

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

Hannah Demaine 23 October 2022

Painting

Autumn Atmosphere in Paul Klee’s Paintings

I really like the season of autumn, especially because of its color palette: reddish and yellowish leaves, beige coats, green wellies, orange...

Magda Michalska 23 October 2022

Renaissance

Remember Me: Seven Intriguing Renaissance Portraits

The most important function of portraits is to preserve the memory of the sitter. The desire for being remembered is a natural human trait that is...

Nicole Ganbold 21 October 2022

egidio constantini Design

The Angels’ Forge: Marrying Glass with Modern Art

This is a story of an Italian man, Egidio Costantini, who was a radiotelegraph operator, a bank cashier, and a manual laborer extracting oils from...

Magda Michalska 20 October 2022

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 12 October 2022