Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today's Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

Artist Stories

William Strang: Portraitist, Printmaker, Scotsman

I used to live in Scotland and when I stumble upon a Scottish artist I'd had no idea about before, I really want to share their art with you. William...

Magda Michalska 27 April 2019

Artist Stories

A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists - scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A page I...

Nadine Waldmann 23 April 2019

Artist Stories

Alec Soth’s American Landscapes, Global Interiors

Alec Soth is a contemporary American photographer who so far has specialized in capturing his native US. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he...

Magda Michalska 13 April 2019

Women Artists

Kiki Smith’s Bodies as Instruments of Perception and Travel

It seems Kiki Smith didn't have much choice when deciding on who to become in the future because art just flows in her veins: her father Tony Smith...

Magda Michalska 6 April 2019

Women Artists

Huguette Caland’s Linear Eroticism

Some see her art as sexualized. I'd rather see Huguette Caland's linear eroticism, which shifts between abstraction and figuration, as an exploration...

Magda Michalska 26 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

Artist Stories

Kyffin’s Women

Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) is widely regarded as the defining artist of Wales during the 20th century. His paintings have become part of the...

Candy Bedworth 15 March 2019

Artist Stories

All About Oscar for the Day After the Oscars

I'm writing this post before the night of the Oscars but I'm not going to tell you my bets, guesses and hopes for the winners. I thought that I would...

Magda Michalska 25 February 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud's portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress, or is...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019

Love Story

Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance

Summer Interior: A solitary woman at the centre of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper's women appear frequently within his artwork. Most notably...

Tony Heathfield 13 February 2019

Artist Stories

Dick Ket: The Artist with Drumstick Fingers

The extraordinary self-portraits by Dick Ket, many of which are unknown to the world, quietly invite their viewers into a silent life spent in a...

Maria Frazzoni 12 February 2019