Artist Stories

Love Story

A Capri Romance: John Singer Sargent and Rosina Ferarra

We are all dreaming of summer holidays, long walks along beaches, toes in the sand, and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Perhaps...

Charlotte Stace 7 October 2023

Surrealism

Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned Into a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2023

Corita Kent, come alive, 1967, Corita Art Center. Pop art

Corita Kent: Pop Art Nun and Inspiring Art Teacher

Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and a Roman Catholic nun. She created bold, colorful pop art posters to confront social injustice. Corita...

Candy Bedworth 5 October 2023

Art History 101

Meet Great Teachers of Famous Artists

September and October are the months when students return to school or university. The experience of education and our memories of it are shaped by...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2023

Women Artists

Elisabetta Sirani: Pioneer, Teacher and Artist

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665) was born in Bologna, a progressive city with a liberal attitude towards educating women. She was a pioneering female...

Gokce Dyson 5 October 2023

Caravaggio David with the Head of Goliath, c. 1610, Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy. Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it, but he was also rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 September 2023

Love Story

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst – A Surreal Love Story

They fell in love while playing chess and stayed together for the rest of their lives. Read about the relationship between the famous German...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2023

Rothko's early art: Mark Rothko, Underground Fantasy, 1940 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Bildrecht Wien, 2019. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Artist Stories

People, Subways, and Mystery: Rothko’s Early Paintings Will Surprise You

There is no doubt that when we think of Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970), we picture his large, abstract canvases with representations of human...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 September 2023

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists. She holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst...

Chris Dobson 22 September 2023

Women Artists

Mastering Details: Heads and Hands in Käthe Kollwitz’s Art

The focus of Käthe Kollwitz’s art is the human being. Above all, a compassionate, humane outlook is characteristic of her approach. She was mainly...

Petra Dragasevic 22 September 2023

Symbolism

Want to Hear a Painting? Discover Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Have you ever looked at a painting and could swear that it was about to start moving? As if the frame could continue when you turn away. Have you...

Guest Profile 21 September 2023

Art State of Mind

Dive into the World of Fairy Tales with Čiurlionis

Wouldn’t it be nice to immerse yourself in a fairy tale? Hike among the heroes, fight monsters, visit enchanted lands… It would be a nice...

Guest Profile 21 September 2023