Artist Stories

Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn’t really get a chance to delve into archival materials about...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Museum Stories

Visit Eugène Delacroix Exhibition at the Louvre with Mr. Bacchus

The early 19th century is a period when France is going through historical changes on all fronts. The anger of the people roars, the streets of Paris...

Christopher Michaut 11 May 2018

South American Art

Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo Guayasamín

Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father...

Kacper Grass 9 May 2018

Love Story

In Life, In Art, Till Death Do Us Part: The Romance Of Georgina And Lucílio de Albuquerque

Do you like art history and love stories? You’ve come to the right place because here we have both! Today we present the story of love and art...

Rute Ferreira 27 April 2018

Artist Stories

Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma Yuan

There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious...

Barry Russell 18 April 2018

Artist Stories

Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All the Arts

Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says “if I...

Rute Ferreira 8 April 2018

Artist Stories

Meet Kun Can – Chinese Artist, One Of The “Four Great Monk Painters”

A Chinese painter and Buddhist monk who lived 1612-1674, Kun Can was known as one of the ‘Four Great Monk Painters’ of the early Qing Dynasty. As...

Barry Russell 29 March 2018

Artist Stories

5 Portinari’s Paintings that Reveal that He Was the Painter of the Brazilian People

Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed...

Rute Ferreira 3 March 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui’s grand...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018