Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Life and Work of Peder Mørk Mønsted

Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a...

Maya Tola 20 June 2020

Women Artists

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Five Female Painters to Know

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an all-male artistic fraction active during the second half of the 19th century, has become synonymous today with...

Anastasia Tsaleza 18 June 2020

Women Artists

Behind the Canvas: Mary Weatherford

In our new series which highlights an outstanding female artist in each edition, we look behind the canvas at Mary Weatherford's illuminating...

Yasmin Ozkan 17 June 2020

Love Story

The Artists are Present – Marina and Ulay

Balkan performing artist Marina Abramovic was born in 1946 in Belgrade, Serbia. Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen) was born on the same day as her, a few...

Rafal Skolimowski 17 June 2020

Art History 101

10 Things You Should Know About the Pre-Raphaelites

Just about all of us have a tiny inkling about Impressionism, the Renaissance, maybe even Expressionism and what makes each movement different from...

Abreeza Thomas 16 June 2020

Artist Stories

Photos of Famous Artists When They Were Kids

Sometimes it is hard to remember that famous artists were also children at one time, just like all of us. We have selected six of them for you to see...

Dévra Taboada 5 June 2020

Contemporary Art

Black Artists Matter

In the past days I have been repeatedly asking myself what I, a white art historian (gosh, how privileged that already sounds), can do to help raise...

Magda Michalska 2 June 2020

Artist Stories

Famous Painters and Their Children

On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the well-being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2020

Artist Stories

Viktor Zaretsky: The Oeuvre of the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt

Viktor Zaretsky is often called the Ukrainian Gustav Klimt. In fact, the influence of Klimt on the artworks of this Ukrainian artist is quite...

Nataliia Pecherska 28 May 2020

Artist

Vincent van Gogh Copying Other Artists

Vincent van Gogh is famous nowadays for two things. Firstly, his unstoppable creativity - he produced 2,100 artworks in just over a decade. And,...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 May 2020

WTF Art History

The Art of Adolf Hitler: Idyllic Paintings of a Monster

Adolf Hitler is one of history's most infamous dictators. After coming to power as Führer of Nazi Germany, he and his followers were responsible for...

Abreeza Thomas 27 May 2020

Women Artists

An Interview with Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a 24 year old, British, emerging artist. At first glance, her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract. In a...

Isla Phillips 25 May 2020