Artist Stories

Cubism

Aristarkh Lentulov’s Cubist Russia

Recently I showed you views of typical wintery Russia by Korovin, which you can see here. Today we'll see instead something out-of-ordinary. Although...

Magda Michalska 2 February 2019

Sculpture

Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro Canonica

A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and...

Nadine Waldmann 1 February 2019

Art State of Mind

The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in art and literature. As a writer, he was widely attacked because of his extreme social and...

Maria Frazzoni 15 January 2019

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890's was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor,...

Candy Bedworth 16 November 2018

Artist Stories

The Gentle Scottish Painter David Allan

If you like historical paintings and portraits, this article is for you. Today I want to introduce you to the Scottish painter David Allan who is...

Rute Ferreira 24 October 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Egon Schiele, Edith with Striped Dress, Sitting

Edith Harms, the future wife of Egon Schiele, lived with her sister, Adele and their parents across the street from Schiele’s studio at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2018

Artist Stories

Britain At Twilight: John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Landscapes

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian painter admired for his beautiful evening landscapes. British cities like London, Liverpool, and...

Alexandra Kiely 1 August 2018

Impressionism

Monet’s Bordighera Paintings – A Backgroud Story For A Love Affair

Italy had a major movie moment when it was chosen as the scenery for Call Me By Your Name. But Elio and Oliver were not the first ones to go through...

Helena Pereira 21 July 2018

American Synthesizers: Gerald Murphy, Louis Lovowick, and George Ault

In the catalogue for a 1959 exhibition on Precisionist art at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, Director Martin Friedman said of the precisionist...

Wendy Gray 7 July 2018

Artist Stories

Far Beyond Illusion: M.C Escher And The Illustration Of The Impossible

Known for representing the impossible constructions and creating a world where the figurative and the abstract meet and touch, Maurits Cornelis...

Rute Ferreira 4 July 2018

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 2 July 2018