Animals

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 29 September 2022

Prehistoric Art

All You Need to Know About the Lascaux Cave

Located in southern France, the Lascaux Cave houses some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings, dating to approximately 15,000 BCE. The cave...

Vithória Konzen Dill 12 September 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today’s Masterpiece Story is that of The Horse Fair by French Realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The Horse Fair was the undisputed star...

Alexandra Kiely 25 August 2022

Animals

Sporting Artist: Alfred Munnings

Alfred Munnings was the leading sporting artist during the first half of the 20th century. His paintings encompass a range of sporting themes: horses...

Lauren Kraut 25 August 2022

Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 August 2022

Animals

Blue Faience Hippopotamuses of the World – Unite!

Blue faience hippopotamus was a popular statuette in ancient Egyptian art. They considered it to have positive traits associated with fertility and...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 August 2022

Animals

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French artist who painted in a Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), which was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2022

Animals

Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions and the Portrait of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to portraits, landscapes,...

Rute Ferreira 10 August 2022

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible...

Sarah Mills 10 August 2022

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats

We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and...

Nadine Waldmann 8 August 2022

Cats

Louis Wain and His Weird Cats

The British artist Louis Wain was a highly successful illustrator, mainly known for his humorous graphics of cats. His quirky feline pictures were...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 8 August 2022

Contemporary Art

Maurizio Cattelan and His Obsession with Pigeons

It was at the Venice Biennale in 1997 when Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed 2000 stuffed pigeons installed at the top of the air...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 July 2022