Artist Stories

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

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

Contemporary Art

Anatoliy Kryvolap’s Evolution of Color: Emotional Paintings of the Ukrainian Artist

Anatoliy Kryvolap is a contemporary Ukrainian artist whose paintings are sold at the world’s most prestigious auctions for thousands of...

Nataliia Pecherska 2 September 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

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Celebrating Cultural Identity

Njideka Akunyili Crosby celebrates her cultural heritage through her artwork. Contradicting generalizations about African experience, she expresses...

Nina Relf 6 August 2020

Women Artists

Lee Krasner, Much More than a Muse

Lee Krasner (1908–1984) is better known as Jackson Pollock’s muse, but lately art critics have recognised her reputation as an artist in her own...

Michel Rutten 6 August 2020

Artist Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! Giovanni Boldini & Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits are hidden the interesting lives of grand dames and...

Giordana Goretti 1 August 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020