Artist Stories

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

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...

Magda Michalska 28 September 2016

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...

Magda Michalska 23 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

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...

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...

Magda Michalska 28 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

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