Artist Stories

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


Raphael and La Fornarina – The Love Story

Margarita Luti is also known as La Fornarina,  which means "the baker's daughter". According to the legend, she was the mistress and model of...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 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


Suzanne Valadon: The Mistress Of Montmartre

She started as a model because she didn't have money for professional painting classes. She would watch the artists for whom she worked, such as...

Magda Michalska 23 September 2016

Art Forms

Edvard Munch’s Life In Photos

Of course, Edvard Munch is best known for his oils on canvas, but he was also one of the first of the generation of painters who dabbled in...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 September 2016

Art Nouveau

Meet Jane Avril, The Great Muse Of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril was the dancer and the star of the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s. Her legend is alive until this day - her semi-fictionalized character was...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 September 2016

Artist Stories

A Party With The YBAs (BYOB, We Provide Only Formaldehyde)

The acronym YBA is probably my third favourite after BYOB and ASAP (I like NASA, too). Have you come across it? It was created in the early...

Magda Michalska 13 September 2016

Art Forms

The Static World In Motion of Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge was a 19th century photographer who proved that horses can fly. Today Muybridge is famous for his pioneering work on animal...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 September 2016

Abstract Expressionism

The Recipe Of Work Of Art By Mark Rothko. Warning: Explosive Human Emotions Inside

Mark Rothko, one of the most famous postwar American artists is now generally identified as an abstract expressionist but his works are exquisite.

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2016

Artist Stories

My name is Sofonisba And I’m Michelangelo’s Gal

And I don't mean it as a mistress, no, no, I'm a respectable girl who comes from a little poor but still a noble family of Cremona. When I travelled...

Magda Michalska 7 September 2016

Artist Stories

Han van Meegeren: Vermeer’s Forger And His Fakes

Who wouldn’t love to discover an unknown original painting by Johannes Vermeer? It must be a blissful moment to find an untouched and...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2016

Artist Stories

15 Art Superstars and Their Studios

Everybody needs a workplace. For every artist his studio is a very important place. Take a look at this selection of the superstar artists and their...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 August 2016