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Museum Stories

A Floating World of Claude Monet

One of my greatest surprises of 2018 is Albertina’s monographic exhibition of Claude Monet. My astonishment was caused only by my bias –...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 November 2018

Museum Stories

Crash Course in Impressionism – Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne

The Courtauld Gallery will remain closed for a while, as it is being transformed. But this does not mean we cannot see the Impressionist masterpieces...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 November 2018

Museum Stories

Osvaldo Licini’s Rebel Angels and Sheer Folly

Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away is the name of a new retrospective in Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice dedicated to a Modernist Italian artist...

Magda Michalska 7 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Władysław Ślewiński, Woman Combing her Hair

Władysław Ślewiński was a leading artist of the Young Poland movement and one of the first Polish artists who went to Paris. It was unusual since...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 November 2018

Women Artists

Ivana Kobilca: The First Lady of Slovenia

Melania Trump should not be the only Slovenian woman that the world can think of. There is also a painter, Ivana Kobilca, whose independence,...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador

When someone says Surrealism, I bet one of the first things that come to mind is the name of the artist Salvador Dalí, right? This is natural, as...

Rute Ferreira 28 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Autumn Effects at Argenteuil by Claude Monet

Claude Monet painted Autumn Effects at Argenteuil in late 1873, which was the moment when the Impressionist movement started to roar on the Paris art...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu

Loneliness in the crowd. We’re at a café somewhere in France. Seven people sat at the tables: a powdered prostitute, a clown with white make-up,...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 October 2018

Women Artists

First Glances and Second Chances – How I Learned to Love Elizabeth Frink

Statues by Elizabeth Frink litter the British landscape. Born in 1930, she was a Dame, a CBE, a Royal Academician and a Companion of Honour. She was...

Candy Bedworth 6 October 2018

Review

Chihuly Glass at Biltmore Estate – A Spectacular Garden Exhibition

While on vacation this past week, I got to see a real treat – an exhibition of Chihuly glass at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North...

Alexandra Kiely 2 October 2018

Art State of Mind

GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from public domain artworks

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. This year’s 5th edition is run...

Europeana 1 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Joseph Roulin worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. He didn’t carry letters—he rather was sorting mail at the train station.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 September 2018