Artist Stories

Artist Stories

The Private Collection of Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was one of the greatest Impressionists. He was also an art collector. His collection, revealed after his death, was remarkable not only...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 December 2016

Artist Stories

The Tragic Story of Jeanne Hébuterne and Modigliani

Jeanne Hébuterne is best known for being a the frequent subject and common-law wife of Amedeo Modigliani. But her story with the famous artist is...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 December 2016

Artist Stories

How Yves Klein Played with Gold

Two weeks ago, we showed you some art of Edward Krasiński whose exhibition you can see right now at Tate Liverpool. There's another great ongoing...

Piotr Policht 15 December 2016

Women Artists

Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck – A Female Finnish Gem

I want to share with you my latest discovery: Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck, an unknown gem of Finnish painting. She began during the fine-de-siecle and...

Magda Michalska 14 December 2016

Artist Stories

David Hockney – Old Master Painting on an iPhone

It's often hard to grasp what some great artists do when they turn into elderly living legends. Their works from half a century ago being constantly...

Piotr Policht 13 December 2016

Artist Stories

Giovanni Segantini: A Snowy Story With A Sad End

December is a month of snow (for those in the colder corners of the world...), hot chocolates with marshmallows and mince pies. I'm slowly getting...

Magda Michalska 10 December 2016

Artist Stories

The Best of Lucian Freud – Hotheaded Narcissus and Brilliant Painter

Lucian Freud was born on this day in 1922. It's a perfect occasion to take look at some of his greatest paintings. He was conventional in a way. In...

Piotr Policht 8 December 2016

Artist Stories

Tangled Up in Blue: The Art of Edward Krasiński

In Tate Liverpool, up to March 2017, you can see an exhibition of Edward Krasiński’s work. Krasiński was one of the most interesting and...

Piotr Policht 23 November 2016

Artist Stories

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claude Monet

On this day in 1840 Claude Monet, one of the main founders French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 November 2016

Artist Stories

8 Best Selfies From Art History

Whoever criticizes the fashion of selfies, must have forgotten that selfies have existed for a really loooooooong time in painting. Here comes a...

Magda Michalska 5 November 2016

Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it. But he was also a rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 October 2016

Artist Stories

The Story of An Excessively Electric Friendship Between Vincent and Paul

People say that you shouldn't live with your friends because your friendship may deteriorate. And the story of friendship between Vincent van Gogh...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2016