Artist Stories

Artist Stories

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 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...

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

Artist Stories

Titian’s Women Who Are In Fact The Same Woman

Titian had it all. He was so talented that people called him after Dante's Paradiso "The sun amidst small stars". He knew how to paint landscapes,...

Magda Michalska 28 August 2016

Artist Stories

More Than Fifty Shades of Grey In The Grey Life Of Romaine Brooks

WARNING: If you cannot digest sad stories about childhood, stop reading now. It won't get better in adulthood, so if you don't like such stories...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2016

Artist Stories

Rembrandt And His Saddest Love Story

You know Rembrandt and his portraits in hats. You know his biblical scenes and his views of Amsterdam. You could recognize his style from afar. But...

Magda Michalska 21 August 2016

Erotica

The Pornographic World of Egon Schiele’s Nudes (18+)

Egon Schiele’s nudes can challenge us and our preconceptions of the artistic tradition of the “nude”. He didn’t paint or draw...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2016