Artist Stories

Artist Stories

The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh’s Death

Vincent van Gogh's death occurred in the early morning of 29 July 1890, in his room at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 March 2017

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2017

Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau master

Alphonse Mucha is perhaps the artist most publicly associated with Art Nouveau. Today we explore the life and work of the Czech master. This month...

Europeana 16 March 2017

Artist Stories

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Guess who is the birthday boy today? It's Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He is...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 March 2017

Artist

Dali And Gala – The Love Story

There is a saying that behind every great man there's a great woman. Today we present one of the truest examples of that. This is the story of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 February 2017

Artist Stories

5 Paintings By Piet Mondrian You Wouldn’t Believe Were His

Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is mostly known for his pure abstractions from the 1920s, reduced to lines...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 February 2017

Artist Stories

David Bomberg – A New Machinery For Picture Making

Go into any art gallery the length and breadth of the UK and you are bound to find a Bomberg. David Bomberg, born in Birmingham in 1890 to...

Wendy Gray 25 January 2017

Artist Stories

Everything You Must Know About Parmigianino

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) was born on this day in 1503. Happy Birthday! This great Italian Mannerist painter and...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 January 2017

Artist Stories

Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Very few artists developed their styles early in the careers. Most of them were searching for the new means of expression for their entire lives,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2017

Artist Stories

Harald Sohlberg, The Solitary Genius

Harald Sohlberg was a Norwegian painter whose works can be described as "Neo-romantic". He is particularly known for his depictions of the mountains...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 January 2017

Art Forms

The Mystery Of Vincent Van Gogh’s Photos

Vincent van Gogh famously recorded himself in numerous self-portraits, but he hated photography and supposedly he never sat for a photo as an adult.

Zuzanna Stańska 4 January 2017

Artist Stories

Everything You Must Know About Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli - everyone knows his name and his The Birth of Venus and Primavera. This master of Early Renaissance belonged to the Florentine...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 January 2017