European Art

Women Artists

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Constance Marie Charpentier (1767-1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That’s nothing weird, she is one of the plenty of...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 August 2022

Neoclassicism

Angelica Kauffman – Paintings by the Queen of Neoclassical Art

Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was one of the greats amongst the Neoclassical artists. Through her portraits and history paintings, she...

Alexandra Kiely 30 August 2022

Academic Art

Portrayal of an Abandoned Hero: Philoctetes

How would you feel if your friends abandoned you on an uninhabited island with a limited amount of food and no shelter just because you were injured?...

Erol Degirmenci 30 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David

Whether you are within an academic environment or at a coffee shop, when the term “Neoclassicism” and its huge influence on the visual arts...

Erol Degirmenci 30 August 2022

Design

Architecture or Jewelry? Josef Hoffmann’s Modern Brooches

Josef Hoffmann was the leading architect of the Secession and pupil of Otto Wagner, close friend and collaborator of Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser,...

Magda Michalska 29 August 2022

Photography

Femininity in Francesca Woodman’s Photographs

This is going to be a story of beauty and an underappreciated genius that came to an untimely end. Brace yourselves for an unhappy ending and the...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2022

Installation Shelter by Nikita Kadan Contemporary Art

Between Revolution and War: Ukrainian Contemporary Political Art

The 2013 Revolution in Ukraine and the following traumatic events played a crucial role in the development of the country’s contemporary art.

Diana Sadretdinova 24 August 2022

Artist Stories

The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

Yves Klein was born on 28 April, 1928, in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which involved...

Guest Profile 23 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2022

Art State of Mind

Blue in Art

Is blue your favorite color? Even if it is not the case, look at a trio of famous blues from 20th century art history. Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso,...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 23 August 2022

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Tahitian Oranges, 1892, private collection. Post-Impressionism

Paul Gauguin and His Fruits

Psst, are you in the mood for a sweet treat? Most know Paul Gauguin for his landscapes and the portraits he painted during his time in Tahiti. But...

Ruxi Rusu 14 August 2022

Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C. Escher and the Illustration of the Impossible

Known for representing impossible constructions and creating a world in which the figurative and the abstract intertwine, meet Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 13 August 2022