Artist Stories

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Artist Stories

The Legend Of The Death Of Raphael

Raphael Santi, one of the greatest Renaissance painters died on this day, on Good Friday in 1520. He was only 37 years old and at the peak of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 April 2017

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

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...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 January 2017

Abstract Expressionism

Abstraction In Creation – Watch Gerhard Richter At Work

If you ever doubted in abstract paintings you must see this video. Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist who was born in 1932. He produces...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 December 2016