Artist Stories

Artist Stories

Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All the Arts

Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says "if I were...

Rute Ferreira 8 April 2018

Artist Stories

Meet Kun Can – Chinese Artist, One Of The “Four Great Monk Painters”

A Chinese painter and Buddhist monk who lived 1612-1674, Kun Can was known as one of the ‘Four Great Monk Painters’ of the early Qing Dynasty. As...

Barry Russell 29 March 2018

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself In The World Of the fantastic-realism paintings by Maria Anto

March = Women’s History Month, and this is the next story about a remarkable, contemporary artist named Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka). Anto was a...

Pola Otterstein 13 March 2018

Artist Stories

5 Portinari’s Paintings that Reveal that He Was the Painter of the Brazilian People

Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed...

Rute Ferreira 3 March 2018

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

Women Artists

Gluck And Her No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Art

Since February is the LGBT history month in the UK where I live, I want to participate in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the...

Magda Michalska 21 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

Valentines or not, a love story is always a good read, especially if it's such a magic and touching story as the one between Bella and Marc Chagall.

Magda Michalska 17 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui's grand installations...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018

Art Forms

Two artists, four works: The Shakespeare’s characters on Millais’ artworks

"To be or not to be, that's the question". With that simple sentence, you certainly remembered one of the greatest geniuses in universal literature,...

Rute Ferreira 8 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Abstract Waves Of Cornwall: St Ives School

Just before the outbreak of the WW2, a small town in Cornwall, UK, became a haven for British artists. Built of granite and surrounded on three...

Magda Michalska 5 February 2018