Artist Stories

Still Lifes Too Vivid to Be Real – Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s Art

For some people, realism is defined by painting what they see. For Luigi Lucioni, it meant painting what he thought was there. Luigi Lucioni’s...

Anthony de Feo 15 August 2021

Abstract Expressionism

One Artist and One Motif: Julije Knifer and His Meander

When we think of a meander we usually think of a winding riverbed of Meander River in Asia Minor or an ancient decoration of broken lines that is...

Petra Dragasevic 24 July 2021

Symbolism

Symbolism Special: Jacek Malczewski’s Dates with Death

Jacek Malczewski is one of the most important Polish symbolist painters. Malczewski is associated with the Young Poland movement (Młoda Polska), a...

Magda Michalska 15 July 2021

Artist Stories

The Black and White World of Felix Vallotton’s Prints

Felix Vallotton is, in my opinion, one of the most underestimated modern artists. I haven’t heard about him in my art history lectures at...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 June 2021

Contemporary Art

On the Road with Visual Artist Jock McFadyen

We spoke to artist Jock McFadyen as he prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday, and awaits the opening of, not one, but four major exhibitions of his...

Candy Bedworth 19 June 2021

Artist Stories

Garlands of Greatness for the Astonishing 20th Century Chinese Artist Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian is considered the foremost Chinese artist in the last 500 years. If this is true, then what is it that makes Zhang Daqian so important?...

Barry Russell 18 June 2021

Women Artists

May Alcott, an Artist Born Under a Lucky Star

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker was the real Amy March from Little Women. However, she was so much more than an inspiration. Born under a lucky star, she...

Jimena Escoto 5 June 2021

Literature

Passion for Life: Dame Laura Knight. Book Review

An immense biography of British painter Dame Laura Knight has been updated and re-published in paperback this year by McNidder and Grace. Here we...

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2021

Artist Stories

Mariano Fortuny – A Genius From Venice

Well, I lied. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was not originally from Venice, as he was born in Granada in 1871, a son of a painter also called Mariano...

Magda Michalska 28 May 2021

Impressionism

Venice in the Eyes of Claude Monet

Claude Monet fell in love with Venice the first time he saw it. He was 68 years old, and he went on a trip with his wife, Alice Hoschedé. The light...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 May 2021

Artist Stories

Everything You Must Know About Giorgione (Even Though You Don’t Know Yet Who He Was)

Giorgione was an Italian painter from Venice whose career was cut off by his death at a little over 30. And that is a problem – everyone knows...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 May 2021

Commemorating George Floyd: Interview with Dan Reisner

Dan Reisner is a sculpture artist living and working in Tel Aviv. He has produced multiple outdoor sculptures for urban spaces, not only in Israel...

Nina Relf 25 May 2021