Animals

Surrealism

Max Ernst and Birds: A Relationship Explained Through Paintings

Max Ernst (1891–1976) was a prolific German avant-garde artist. He was a pioneer in the early 20th century movements of Dada and Surrealism and...

Anastasia Tsaleza 2 July 2020

Animals

See a Man About a Dog: Dogs in Paintings

The title sentence is a charming English euphemism, usually used to apologize for one's imminent departure or absence—generally to conceal one's...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 July 2020

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

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

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2020

Animals

What Bunnies Are Capable of, Bunny Paintings Not Only for Easter

I had already written about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky...). This Easter it is time for another symbol: the Easter Bunny! The...

Magda Michalska 12 April 2020

Animals

Puppies, Doggies and Pugs in Art (for Dog Lovers Only!)

Dogs are man's best friends. And if a man happens to be a painter or a sitter for a painting, they must be included too. In the end, they are our...

Magda Michalska 11 April 2020

Bizarre

The Pre-Raphaelites and the Wombat

Many people are obsessed with cute cats, penguins, pandas, koalas, and all sorts of animals. However one rarely hears about the wombat, especially in...

Joanna Kaszubowska 9 April 2020

Women Artists

Jane Poupelet: Bronze, Paper and Commitment in WWI

Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time...

Maia Heguiaphal 4 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste Chardin, The Monkey Painter

It’s tacky! It’s funny! It’s weird! Yes, Jean-Baptiste Chardin’s The Monkey Painter is definitely not what you would consider in good taste.

James W Singer 26 January 2020

Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst’s Butterflies- from Tea-trays to Mandalas

Damien Hirst - a prominent Young British Artist (YBAs) and now a billionaire - creates sculptures, paintings and drawings. In all of these forms his...

Isla Phillips 24 September 2019

Animals

Henry Moore’s Sheep

Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His forms are usually abstract human figures, often depicting mother-and-child or reclining...

Candy Bedworth 6 September 2019

2019: Year of the Pig and Pigs in Painting

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year closing the twelve-year lunar calendar cycle. It's named after the Pig because according to the...

Magda Michalska 4 January 2019

Animals

Every Dog Has Its Day…

No one will ever be as happy to see you coming back home as your dog. As they are always with us they do deserve their place in art. And they...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 October 2018