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Love Story

William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled...

Pola Otterstein 17 October 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci – was on everyone’s lips when it went on the market.  Leonardo da Vinci (attributed), Salvator...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

Art Forms

Liza Lou Beading the World…One Tiny Bead at a Time

When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class to visit Liza Lou’s art exhibit. I agreed and seriously it was one of the top five...

Rachel Istvan 13 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Artist Stories

Death by Art: the Untimely Death of Luis Jimenez

Creating art is not usually a very dangerous endeavor, but for Luis Jimenez it unfortunately was. This is the story of a misunderstood piece of art...

Rachel Istvan 6 October 2017

Museum Stories

El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces

The noteworthy painting Portrait of Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes – created in 1797 by Francisco de Goya – is currently on display as part of an...

Pola Otterstein 5 October 2017

Artist Stories

Victor Vasarely – The Master Of Op-Art

Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a “grandfather” and leader of the op art movement. Utilizing...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 October 2017

Art Forms

Join A Visit To Anish Kapoor Studio

Over 20 years after artist and sculptor Anish Kapoor moved into an old dairy factory in south London, Caseyfierro Architects has transformed the...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 September 2017

Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio‘s dramatic lighting, or Rubens‘s opulence? Can we distinguish a...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Renaissance

Mannerism? Watch Your Manners!

Young artists who left workshops in the years following the activity of Michelangelo and Raphael must have had a very hard time: how could one create...

Magda Michalska 19 September 2017

Art Forms

The Hundred Faces Of Kiki de Montparnasse

She was an actress, singer and muse to Man Ray. Known as the “Queen of Montparnasse” she influenced the trajectory of Paris’s...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 September 2017

Baroque

Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

This is a typical Vermeer – an ideal woman in an ideal home. In fact, everything around is ideal. Balanced shapes and colors (mainly the...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 September 2017