Artist Stories

Baroque

Adriaen Brouwer, Painter of Emotions

The work of the Flemish Baroque painter Adriaen Brouwer excels in innovation and daring. His folk scenes, often showing drunkards and smokers in...

Michel Rutten 23 October 2020

Artist Stories

Why Don’t We Study Frédéric Bazille’s Works?

Undoubtedly you all have heard of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley or Edouard Manet. Yet, fewer of you will have heard of Frédéric...

Magda Michalska 12 October 2020

Art History 101

Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should Know

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have...

Anastasia Manioudaki 11 October 2020

Artist Stories

Art Saved My Life! An Alternative Look at the Mental Health of Vincent van Gogh

Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is as famous for his brutal suicide as for his iconic and expressive use of line and color. Did unbridled passion...

Candy Bedworth 10 October 2020

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 8 October 2020

Artist Stories

4 Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illness (and How It Affected Their Art)

The painter Vincent van Gogh is well-known for his artwork and for a particular aspect of his personal life: the post-impressionist spent some time...

Rute Ferreira 6 October 2020

Artist Stories

Winslow Homer – Painter of America

From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized,...

Alexandra Kiely 6 October 2020

Artist

How Art Saved His Life: Story of Horace Pippin

It took Horace Pippin forty–three years to complete his first oil painting. Why so long? Because poverty, hard physical work, war, and...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2020

Artist Stories

Carl Larsson and His Cozy House

It's difficult to be a prophet in one's own land... I guess this rule can apply to artists too. Carl Larsson, one of the most renowned Swedish...

Magda Michalska 29 September 2020

Artist

Botero and His Characteristic Chubby Style: Boterism

Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, demonstrates how differently we can all view the same object. Although, Botero is known for creating thick fat...

Gabriela Hurtado 23 September 2020

Fashion

A Fierce Romance of Art and Fashion: The Friendship of Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

When Dali moved to Paris in 1926, Chanel was already a famous fashion designer. Dali had already worked in the fashion industry, as he had...

Errika Gerakiti 18 September 2020

Beirut’s Art Scene: Before the Blast and Now

It was only three years ago, after a long civil war, that Beirut's art scene began to find its feet. Despite ever-present political corruption, an...

Abreeza Thomas 10 September 2020