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Women Artists

The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018

Artist Stories

Artists who died in 2017

Today I decided to touch upon a sad and painful topic but I also think that the end of the year is a good occasion to pay tribute to those artists...

Magda Michalska 30 December 2017

Bizarre

Watch Sister Wendy, Nun and an Art Expert, Comment on Mark Rothko

Sister Wendy was an extraordinary figure, known for her unique blend of spirituality and art expertise. A British hermit, art historian, and a...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Piero della Francesca, Nativity

Among Piero della Francesca’s surviving paintings, the last one in chronological order is the Nativity in the National Gallery in London. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print

Automobile Tire Print is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most intriguing collaborative efforts. In 1953, the artist directed composer John Cage to...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 December 2017

Architecture

Have A Look At Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened on November 11th, 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 December 2017

Bizarre

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 December 2017

WTF Art History

The True Story of American Gothic According to SNL

If you ever wondered how famous paintings were created, how exactly looked the process of creation, setting up the sitters, choosing their...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, Tables for Ladies

Edward Hopper painted “Tables for Ladies” in 1930 and it showed a sad little restaurant with a sad cashier and a sadder looking waitress.

Zuzanna Stańska 3 December 2017

Artist Stories

Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet‘s garden in Giverny has been one of the must-see sights for every art lover visiting France. It is a...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 2 December 2017