Artist Stories

Women Artists

Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-Portraits

Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan...

Anuradha Sroha 9 March 2022

Harriet Powers Women Artists

Harriet Powers: A Black Female Folk Artist Who Regained Her Glory

For much of the 20th century, the work of Harriet Powers, an enslaved and later emancipated Black folk artist, remained forgotten. It is especially...

Kristin Urban 8 March 2022

Artist Stories

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Guess who is the birthday boy today? It’s Michelangelo Buonarroti, a painter, sculptor, and architect born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475.

Zuzanna Stańska 6 March 2022

Art History 101

How to Read Piet Mondrian

We can all recognize Mondrian’s work in a second. Our eyes navigate through the lines jumping from color to color. His artistic career...

Celia Leiva Otto 5 March 2022

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to a peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 5 March 2022

Women Artists

Erna Rosenstein – Holocaust Survivor and Surrealist in the Country Where Surrealism Didn’t Exist

Erna Rosenstein was born a Jew. This fact weighed on her whole life because Rosenstein’s family lived in Lviv, Ukraine, and to complicate...

Magda Michalska 3 March 2022

Women Artists

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic: Pushing the Limits of Surrealism

Nives Kavuric-Kurtovic was the first female Croatian Surrealist painter and one of the greatest artists of Croatian contemporary art. As a painter,...

Guest Profile 3 March 2022

Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: The Modern Son of Venice

When you think of Venice you probably first see the Piazza San Marco in your mind’s eye. Then some canals and gondolas, or maybe the other way...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 February 2022

Artist Stories

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter whose style was a variant of Impressionism. His best works, painted in the open air, vividly portray...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 February 2022

Women Artists

Miné Okubo and Citizen 13660

During World War II thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry were forcibly placed in concentration camps. These decisions were taken...

Lauren Kraut 26 February 2022

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2022

Edmonia Lewis Women Artists

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African-American and Native-American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 24 February 2022