Artist Stories

Women Artists

Exploring Place with Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a 24 years old, British emerging artist. Her bright and vibrant sculptural work is distinctive and abstract at first glance. However,...

Isla Phillips 17 April 2020

Museum Stories

Léon Spilliaert: The Longing Behind the Symbolism

Whilst Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert's first UK retrospective at London's Royal Academy has been put on hold, we delve into his symbolist works and...

Yasmin Ozkan 8 April 2020

Contemporary Art

David Hockney – iPad Images of Springtime from Quarantine

David Hockney is in lock-down in Normandy and spends most days in the garden, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a series of letters...

Isla Phillips 7 April 2020

Rococo

7 Things You Need to Know About Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Before reading on, you should know that Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a Rococo master. One can say that Fragonard was Rococo. The works of...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 April 2020

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: A Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national, artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 16 March 2020

Artist Stories

Ulay: Pioneer of Performance Art

The German performance artist Ulay became known as half of the symbiotic duo Marina Abramovic – Ulay. While Abramovic became the big star, Ulay...

Michel Rutten 12 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat

Why is art history predominantly focused on male artists? Are there not enough female artists to fill textbooks? Of course there are enough, but this...

James W Singer 8 March 2020

Women Artists

Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the...

Kateryna Martynova 6 March 2020

Artist Stories

Vasily Vereshchagin – Journey through India

Vasily Vereshchagin was a notable Russian solider, artist and writer in the 19th century. He was an outspoken critic of war who reformed the genre of...

Maya Tola 25 February 2020

Artist Stories

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 13 February 2020

Women Artists

Jane Poupelet: Bronze, Paper and Commitment in WWI

Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time...

Maia Heguiaphal 4 February 2020

Artist Stories

Raphael – Renaissance Prince of Painters

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino – better known as Raphael – is known for the harmony and clarity of form within his visually brilliant paintings.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2020