Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Islam in the Eyes of Osman Hamdi

The first and last Orientalist painter of the Ottoman Empire is Osman Hamdi Bey. Born in modern day Turkey, educated in Paris, highly regarded as an...

Irina Diana Calu 12 May 2021

Abstract Expressionism

Barnett Newman, A Pillar of Abstract Expressionism

When one thinks of Abstract Expressionism, the name of Barnett Newman pops up immediately. That is only fair since he is a pillar of the movement and...

Errika Gerakiti 28 April 2021

Artist Stories

Kyffin Williams and the Welsh Landscape

The Welsh landscapes have inspired artists, poets, and writers for generations. But, for one 20th century artist, they were more than just a subject...

Wendy Gray 15 April 2021

Women Artists

Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and Death

This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and...

Magda Michalska 25 March 2021

Artist Stories

The Sad Story of Vincent van Gogh and His Lovers

Vincent van Gogh’s love life was a really sad one. The list of the artist’s lovers is full of unsuccessful romances and rejections. This...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2021

Artist Stories

Maxfield Parrish – Life and Legacy

Maxfield Parrish was an accomplished American painter and illustrator in the early 20th century. He was an important figure in the golden age of...

Maya M. Tola 22 January 2021

Artist Stories

Jan Matejko – The Painter of Polish History

Jan Matejko (1838–1893) is one of the most famous Polish painters. When he was in his twenties, he was twice awarded the gold medal at the World...

Judyta Dąbrowska 21 January 2021

Impressionism

The Musician, the Faun, and the Sunrise—Impressionism in Three Arts

What do you get when you add some light, some inspiration, and some musical color? You get the recipe for cutting-edge content that will change how...

Ledys Chemin 13 January 2021

Artist Stories

The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three Versions

The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2021

Artist Stories

Women that Inspired Vuillard

Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter and decorator who was active in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He distinguished himself for his...

Maya M. Tola 7 January 2021

Artist Stories

Degas at the Cirque Fernando: Step Right Up!

Feats of strength, super flexibility, the ability to hold one’s breath for long periods of time, combine all that with lions, clowns, and a...

Rachel Witte 28 December 2020

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian artistic...

Dévra Taboada 27 December 2020