Artist Stories

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: Multi-Talented Cubo-Futurist in Paris

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian and Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She...

Errika Gerakiti 30 July 2022

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt: The Story of the American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who developed her skills by studying, working, and living in France. She was one of only three...

Marija Canjuga 28 July 2022

Impressionism

Eva Gonzalès: Female Impressionist in the Shadows

While Eva Gonzalès’ privileged upbringing and supportive family gave her the opportunities to grow in her artistic abilities and broaden her...

Rachel Witte 28 July 2022

Abstract Expressionism

Keeping up with the Boys: Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler

It’s often the men of Abstract Expressionism who are best known: Jackson Pollock and his famous “drip” technique; Willem de Kooning’s...

Kelly Hill 27 July 2022

Contemporary Art

Making Art Out of Anything: Christoph Niemann’s Illustrations

A pair of bananas could become a horse or a poppy seeds bun could be stubble being shaved – you never know with Christoph Niemann and his...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 25 July 2022

Romanticism

William Blake’s Demonic Red Dragon

William Blake was a great artist, poet and engraver of the Romantic Age. But he died penniless, scorned by his contemporaries and the art establishment. Take a look at one of his most famous works: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

Candy Bedworth 23 July 2022

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself in the Magical World of Maria Anto

Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka) was a late 20th century Polish painter. She created a series of paintings in the genre of magical realism, depicting...

Pola Otterstein 23 July 2022

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

Romanticism

Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of God

Philipp Otto Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Runge was a mystic who...

Magda Michalska 23 July 2022

North American Art

Summer Interior and Edward Hopper’s Women – Learning the Ropes of Romance

In Summer Interior, we see a solitary woman at the center of an unknown crisis. Edward Hopper‘s women appear frequently within his oeuvre —...

Tony Heathfield 22 July 2022

Women Artists

Mary Blair: The Modern Artist Behind Walt Disney’s Magic

Inside the Wallace Collection’s magical exhibition, Inspiring Walt Disney, is an entire wall of intricate, hand-drawn illustrations from the 1950...

Guest Profile 18 July 2022

Pontormo Detail from The Visitation Mannerism

Pontormo: The Neglected Renaissance Painter

Pontormo was a Renaissance painter, admired by both Michelangelo and Raphael. His first apprenticeship was in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop. His work is treasured by The National Gallery and The Uffizi. His luminous work is truly magnificent, so why is he so neglected?

Guest Profile 18 July 2022