Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Osman Hamdi: The First and Last Ottoman Orientalist

The first and last Orientalist painter of the Ottoman Empire is Osman Hamdi Bey. Born in modern-day Turkey, educated in Paris, and highly regarded as...

Irina Diana Calu 24 October 2022

Marietta Robusti, Self Portrait with Madrigal Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait with Madrigal by Marietta Robusti

The Venetian Renaissance painter Marietta Robusti has recently caused a stir in the art history world. Although only a few works are attributed to...

Anna Ingram 21 October 2022

Artist Stories

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter whose style was a variant of Impressionism. His best works, painted in the open air, vividly portray...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 October 2022

Artist Stories

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints, and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 17 October 2022

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian artistic...

Dévra Taboada 17 October 2022

Women Artists

Violeta Parra, The First Latin American in the Louvre Palace

In April 1964 the Musée des Arts décoratifs in the north-western wing of the Louvre Palace hosted an extraordinary exhibition which went down in...

Magda Michalska 17 October 2022

Artist Stories

Frida Kahlo: The Suffering Behind Her Paintings

One of the most famous artists of the 20th century was Frida Kahlo. She became an international icon of our age, not only because of her paintings,...

Arianna Richetti 17 October 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism: Joan Mitchell

A master of the New York School who expatriated to France, Joan Mitchell tirelessly explored new ways of expression and reinvented the landscape in...

Louisa Mahoney 15 October 2022

Women Artists

Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse and wife, but lately art critics have recognized her reputation as an artist in...

Michel Rutten 15 October 2022

Post-Impressionism

Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris

A glimpse into the life of the Welsh daughter who ran away to Paris to paint. Let us follow Gwen John in Post-Impressionist Paris. Gwendoline Mary...

Candy Bedworth 12 October 2022

Women Artists

Joan Hill: Exploring Native-American Heritage

On December 19, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joan Hill was born into an influential family of Creek and Cherokee descent. After dabbling in art during...

Abreeza Thomas 11 October 2022

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (1920–2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and so much more over the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 10 October 2022