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russian avant-garde Design

Teapots and Dresses in the Service of the Russian Revolution

Over 100 years have passed since the October Revolution but this remarkable event still fascinates not only historians dealing with politics and...

Piotr Policht 26 January 2022

Realism

Artists and Industrial Revolution: Images of the Changing World

The Industrial Revolution brought fundamental and irreversible social changes. But what was its influence on art and artists? Discover works by...

Europeana 26 January 2022

Artist Stories

5 Facts You Need to Know About Gustav Klimt

Do you know Gustav Klimt? This Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession combined highly refined...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 January 2022

Art Nouveau buildings Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau: 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in the World

With so many options to choose from, it is hard to narrow down a list of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the world. So here’s a...

Rachel Witte 25 January 2022

Art History 101

Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose

If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you’ll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember...

Alexandra Kiely 24 January 2022

Painting

Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 January 2022

Manet philosophers Museum Stories

Manet’s Philosophers

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California is hosting two masterpieces by 19th century French artist, Édouard Manet from the permanent...

Maya M. Tola 23 January 2022

Saltimbanques Harlequin, 1901 and his Companion by Pablo Picasso (1901) Art State of Mind

Feeling Blue? Color Psychology and Its Use in Art

The year was 1901 when Picasso’s dear friend, Carles Casagemas, committed suicide. That same year, Picasso sunk into a deep depression during...

Bruno Guerra 22 January 2022

Front cover of Color Scheme by Edith Young, Princeton Architectura Press, 2021. Review

Book Review: Edith Young’s Color Scheme

Edith Young’s new book Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes offers a vibrant new perspective on art...

Louisa Mahoney 22 January 2022

WTF Art History

That’s My Color! Famous Painters’ Trademark Colors

Did you know that there are some colors that you can’t use in your art? Such “painters’ trademarked colors” are owned by certain...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 22 January 2022

Art History 101

Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 January 2022

Vrubel. Mikhail Vrubel, The Swan Princess, 1900, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Artist Stories

Genius of All the Art Forms: Mikhail Vrubel’s Fantastic Worlds

The place of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) in Russian art is exclusive and isolated. Legends already began to form around Vrubel during his lifetime. He...

Elizaveta Ermakova 20 January 2022