Artist Stories

Artist Stories

All About Oscar for the Day After the Oscars

I’m writing this post before the night of the Oscars but I’m not going to tell you my bets, guesses and hopes for the winners. I thought...

Magda Michalska 25 February 2019

Women Artists

Celia Paul and Her Art in the Shadow of Lucian Freud

I arrived to Celia Paul via Lucian Freud’s portraits. In one of them her face is difficult to define: is it an expression of pain and distress,...

Magda Michalska 23 February 2019

Artist Stories

Dick Ket: The Artist with Drumstick Fingers

The extraordinary self-portraits by Dick Ket, many of which are unknown to the world, quietly invite their viewers into a silent life spent in a...

Maria Frazzoni 12 February 2019

Cubism

Aristarkh Lentulov’s Cubist Russia

Recently I showed you views of typical wintery Russia by Korovin, which you can see here. Today we’ll see instead something out-of-ordinary.

Magda Michalska 2 February 2019

Sculpture

Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro Canonica

A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and...

Nadine Waldmann 1 February 2019

Art State of Mind

The Muse Throughout Art History: Inspiration, Love, and Friendship

In terms of Ancient Greek mythology, the term muse refers to nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, with each daughter having her own attribute, which...

Rachel Witte 26 January 2019

Artist Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in art and literature. As a writer, he was widely attacked because of his extreme social and...

Maria Frazzoni 15 January 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Egon Schiele, Edith with Striped Dress, Sitting

Edith Harms, the future wife of Egon Schiele, lived with her sister, Adele and their parents across the street from Schiele’s studio at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2018

Artist Stories

Britain At Twilight: John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Landscapes

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian painter admired for his beautiful evening landscapes. British cities like London, Liverpool, and...

Alexandra Kiely 1 August 2018

American Synthesizers: Gerald Murphy, Louis Lovowick, and George Ault

In the catalogue for a 1959 exhibition on Precisionist art at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, Director Martin Friedman said of the precisionist...

Wendy Gray 7 July 2018

Artist Stories

Beyond Glass and Interiors – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Paintings

Louis Comfort Tiffany was famous for his beautiful stained glass, decorative arts, and interiors. (His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was even more...

Alexandra Kiely 23 June 2018

Surrealism

Start The Summer With Salvador Dalí

Summer is officially on! If you’re still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you’ll...

Magda Michalska 21 June 2018