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Erotica

The Scandalous Nudes of Gustave Courbet

In the 19th century, French painter and rebel Gustave Courbet generated outrage with his scandalous nudes. What exactly was so scandalous about his...

Kelly Hill 10 June 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet

Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not appreciated by...

Magda Michalska 10 June 2023

Architecture

The Louvre Pyramid and 5 Other Museums Designed by I. M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘), known as I. M. Pei (1917-2019) was a Chinese American modernist architect with international acclaim. Exciting for art...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 8 June 2023

Review

The Artist and the Eternal City: Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Career in Rome

Can an artist single-handedly impact an entire city? Considering that the city in question is Rome, probably not. But add to the mix an influential...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 June 2023

Artist Stories

A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists – scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A...

Nadine Waldmann 7 June 2023

Art Worlds: Passages Marijana Stanić Interview

The Artist and Her World: Marijana Stanić

Marijana Stanić is a conceptual and multimedia artist and curator who just had her mini-retrospective exhibition. I talked with her about the...

Petra Dragasevic 7 June 2023

Impressionism

Slava Raškaj, The Story of a Deaf Impressionist Watercolorist

In the final years of the 19th century, the art scene in Zagreb, Croatia, was pretty vibrant. The various ideas that circulated among artists...

Lana Pajdas 7 June 2023

Women Artists

Balkan Female Artists You Didn’t Know About and You Should

There are never enough stories about talented women. So, inspired by a women’s art exhibition in the Art Pavilion in Zagreb, I picked a few...

Marija Canjuga 7 June 2023

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know About Las Meninas

This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 6 June 2023

Cats

15 Cats in Art History Every Cat Lover Would Love

As a proud owner of Pimpa the Cat, the laziest cat in the world, I do what I must do to spread all that is about cats. I have collected 15 of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2023

Elizabeth Blackadder, Fred Black and White Cat, 1995 Cats

Elizabeth Blackadder’s Cosy Cats

The delicate cat paintings of Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackadder are an absolute delight. Take a closer look at her feline friends!

Candy Bedworth 4 June 2023

Cats

Meet Famous Artists and Their Cats (Cuteness Overload)

So many great artists have shared one very special love: the love for cats. Here you will find 6 modern artists who loved their felines and have...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2023