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The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de Andrade

The history of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka... Now, I would...

Rute Ferreira 3 February 2018

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Paula Modersohn-Becker: The Unknown Expressionist

Some time ago, while writing an article about moustaches in paintings, I came across a fascinating German Expressionist who was not part of the...

Magda Michalska 1 February 2018

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Tiepolo: The Last Venetian Master

Mainland Italy is a perfect country for fresco production since it is dominated by a dry climate that preserves frescoes very well. Venice, however,...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2018

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Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He's in love with his...

Rute Ferreira 28 January 2018

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Gwen John: A Converted Artist

This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven't heard of her before and I think it's such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2018

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Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2018

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The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018

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Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 5 January 2018

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Did Goya Make a Career?

Goya’s paintings are often traumatizing and very very dark. It's because his activity coincided with the last period of the Enlightenment and the...

Magda Michalska 2 January 2018

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Artists who died in 2017

Today I decided to touch upon a sad and painful topic but I also think that the end of the year is a good occasion to pay tribute to those artists...

Magda Michalska 30 December 2017

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Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet's garden in Giverny has been one of the must-see sights for every art lover visiting France. It is a...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 2 December 2017

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The Last Landscape of William Langson Lathrop

[caption id="attachment_7452" align="aligncenter" width="620"] William Langson Lathrop, September 21st, 1938, private collection[/caption]    The...

Anthony de Feo 24 November 2017