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Museum Stories

15 Paintings From Shchukin Collection You Must Know

Probably the name of Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin won’t tell you much now. Shchukin was a Russian businessman, a textile merchant who lived at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 November 2016

Artist Stories

Tangled Up in Blue: The Art of Edward Krasiński

In Tate Liverpool, up to March 2017, you can see an exhibition of Edward Krasiński’s work. Krasiński was one of the most interesting and...

Piotr Policht 23 November 2016

Art State of Mind

Feeling Under The Weather? This Post Full Of Art Is The Best Medicine

November is a month of runny noses, sniffing and coughing (at least in cold parts of Europe…). If you’re lying in bed with a fever, we...

Magda Michalska 15 November 2016

Masterpiece Stories

John Singer Sargent, Gassed – Painting Of The Week

Yesterday we were commemorating Remembrance Day. Also known as Armistice Day, it marks the day when World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 November 2016

WTF Art History

Paintings For The US Election Day 2016

Remember, remember, the 8th of November… Uh, it’s today, that important date which is going to decide about the situation in the United...

Magda Michalska 8 November 2016

Art State of Mind

All Saints Day With A Twist

First of November for many of the people looks like this: Typical 1st of November William-Adolphe Bouguereau, All Saints Day, 1859 Ok, maybe not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2016

Bizarre

TOP 10 Paintings For Halloween

Are still looking for some costume-inspiration? What about painterly theme this year? Or maybe you just like to get scared? We offer you our...

Magda Michalska 31 October 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gustav Klimt, Two Girls With An Oleander

Gustav Klimt, Two Girls with an Oleander, 1892, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Who doesn’t like Secession or Gustav Klimt? This...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 October 2016

Dine & Wine

The Drunk Art History: Absinthe

Have you ever wondered why there are so many paintings of people drinking absinthe in the history of art? Well, I have. I realized it must have been...

Magda Michalska 28 October 2016

Bizarre

Wunderkammer – A Universe in Your Closet

How would you feel if you found a mummified crocodile in your best friend’s room? Well, pretty awkward I guess, although I imagine that...

Magda Michalska 27 October 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of The Week: Franz von Stuck, Lucifer

We start a new series of articles where every week we will present you a story about one particular piece of art. If you have any requests, please...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 October 2016

Museum Stories

5 Exhibitions You Must See In Paris This Autumn

Audrey Hepburn said once, that Paris is always a good idea. We agree! And you would agree even more if you see what fantastic masterpieces can be...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2016