Artist Stories

Art State of Mind

Artists and Their Myths

Sometimes, the story that is attached to an artist is as important as their craft. Let’s take a look at artists and the myths that are related to...

Noa Weisberg 7 September 2020

Women Artists

Luchita Hurtado: Art and Life Over a Century

Luchita Hurtado (November 28, 1920 - August 13, 2020) was an artist, photographer, poet, environmentalist, activist, feminist, fashion designer, and...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 6 September 2020

Artist Stories

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that's handy, isn't it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed "a young girl with a lovely white face,...

Magda Michalska 5 September 2020

Six of the World’s Most Famous Art Academies

Have you ever wondered where the world's most famous artists went to school? Many studied at one (or more) of these six art academies. The schools on...

Alexandra Kiely 4 September 2020

Artist Stories

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 3 September 2020

Art State of Mind

Rethinking the Word Muse in the Arts

The word "muse" has generally a very positive connotation. People, commonly women, represented under the umbrella of this word are held in very high...

Guest Profile 3 September 2020

Artist Stories

Get Inspired: Famous Painters’ Bedrooms

Moving houses is an enterprise, isn't it? Packing, getting rid of useless but loved items, sending boxes with winter clothes... Then, there is always...

Magda Michalska 30 August 2020

Artist Stories

The Bugatti Brothers: A Story About Cars and Cows

Nowadays Bugatti is a legendary company in the field of automobile technology. However, few people know the history of the man behind the trademark,...

Camilla de Laurentis 29 August 2020

Women Artists

Gerda Wegener: Art Deco Feminist

Today Gerda Wegener is best known for her lesbian and feminist art. She was also married to a trans woman, the landscape artist Lili Elbe. Their...

Kelly Hill 28 August 2020

Women Artists

Interview: Soumya Netrabile, A Contemporary Abstract Painter

Soumya Netrabile (b. 1966) is a contemporary abstract painter and ceramist based in the Chicago area of the United States. Her paintings are a fusion...

Marga Patterson 25 August 2020

Women Artists

Karoliina Hellberg and the New Finnish Interiors

Karoliina Hellberg is a young Finnish painter who graduated in 2015 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In 2019 she had her solo show at the...

Magda Michalska 24 August 2020

Women Artists

Olga Boznanska: An Uneasy Story of a Polish Painter

Olga Boznanska is one of the most famous female Polish Post-Impressionists. Her multiple portraits of fragile women and children are permeated with...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2020