Artist Stories

Artist Stories

The Black and White World of Felix Vallotton’s Prints

Felix Vallotton is, in my opinion, one of the most underestimated modern artists. I haven’t heard about him in my art history lectures at...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 June 2021

Baroque

Bernini VS Borromini – The Greatest ‘Chisel Off’ In Art History

‘Bernini VS Borromini’ could be the main headline on today’s newspaper – a lawsuit, stirring debate, or even political elections.

Giordana Goretti 22 June 2021

Contemporary Art

On the Road with Visual Artist Jock McFadyen

We spoke to artist Jock McFadyen as he prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday, and awaits the opening of, not one, but four major exhibitions of his...

Candy Bedworth 19 June 2021

Artist Stories

Garlands of Greatness for the Astonishing 20th Century Chinese Artist Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian is considered the foremost Chinese artist in the last 500 years. If this is true, then what is it that makes Zhang Daqian so important?...

Barry Russell 18 June 2021

Art Travels

Antoni Gaudí and Barcelona: The World Heritage Route

Antoni Gaudí is Catalonia’s most renowned architect and interior designer. For most of his life Gaudí was bound to the Catalan capital city,...

Kacper Grass 9 June 2021

Women Artists

May Alcott, an Artist Born Under a Lucky Star

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker was the real Amy March from Little Women. However, she was so much more than an inspiration. Born under a lucky star, she...

Jimena Escoto 5 June 2021

Women Artists

The Most Painted Woman in the World Was Lesbian: Suzy Solidor

Born in 1900, Suzanne Louise Marie Marion, known as Suzy Solidor, was a French artist who sang and acted in movies, but over time she became most...

Pola Otterstein 5 June 2021

Artist Stories

Lili Elbe – The First Transgender Female Artist

Lili Elbe – born Einar Wegener – was a Danish landscape painter of the early 20th century who later in life became a transgender woman. She was...

Pola Otterstein 4 June 2021

Artist Stories

Check Out These Rare and Beautiful Childhood Photos of Frida Kahlo by Her Father, Guillermo

Have you ever imagined what artists looked like when they were kids? Well, in this case, you don’t even have to use your imagination. Frida...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 June 2021

Renaissance

Power, Victory, Glory, and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

Titian was the most famous painter of the Renaissance in Venice. Even during his lifetime the artist had been acclaimed as the greatest painter of...

Alina Manevskaya 30 May 2021

Literature

Passion for Life: Dame Laura Knight. Book Review

An immense biography of British painter Dame Laura Knight has been updated and re-published in paperback this year by McNidder and Grace. Here we...

Candy Bedworth 29 May 2021

Artist Stories

Mariano Fortuny – A Genius From Venice

Well, I lied. Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was not originally from Venice, as he was born in Granada in 1871, a son of a painter also called Mariano...

Magda Michalska 28 May 2021