Artist Stories

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

WTF Art History

4 Of Hitler’s Least Favourite ‘Degenerate’ Artists

As a person who considered himself an artist, Hitler was very sensitive to aesthetics. He hated people who did not fit to his imagined world of...

Magda Michalska 27 August 2016

Artist

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

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Rape Survivor And Her Revenge

Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the best Italian Baroque painters. This strong woman painted plenty of paintings of strong and suffering women from...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 August 2016

Artist

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

Artist Stories

11 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo Da Vinci

You may think you know everything about the genius of Renaissance. But there are a few unknown facts about Leonardo da Vinci's life that may surprise...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 August 2016

Artist Stories

5 Portraits By Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still lifes (you can read about his fruits in one of our previous articles). Characteristic square apples and...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 August 2016

Artist Stories

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 idealised goddesses. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 August 2016

Architecture

Chagall And The Coloured Glass

When I went to see Reims cathedral last summer, I didn't expect to find Marc Chagall's stained glass windows in the centuries old church. Fascinated...

Magda Michalska 9 August 2016

Artist Stories

Gustave Caillebotte’s Urban Intimacy

Gustave Caillebotte was a master of urban intimacy. He was a member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, in fact he painted in a much...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 August 2016

Artist Stories

7 Van Gogh’s Extraordinary Paintings You’ve Probably Never Seen

Exactly 126 years ago Vincent van Gogh died in his bed, suffering from a gunshot wound from two days before. It has always been assumed that he...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 July 2016

Artist

Watch This 8 Original Video Footages With Geniuses Of Modern Art

It is easy to forget that modern artist we admire where real human beings and some of them, even those who you wouldn't expect, like Monet or Renoir,...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 July 2016