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Museum Stories

HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. The Rembrandt House Museum Decolonizes

Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th century, the African community lived amicably with the local community in the...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2020

Cats

Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat Master

While there are many artists who can be called cat-lovers, only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł by Józef Simmler

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of...

James W Singer 2 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Vive la Belle Époque! Giovanni Boldini and Franca Florio

The history of the Belle Époque reveals many scandalous stories. Behind the elegant portraits are hidden the interesting lives of grand dames and...

Giordana Goretti 1 August 2020

WTF Art History

5 Artists Who Likely Suffered From Syphilis

Also known as the French disease or great pox, syphilis was a common sexually transmitted disease in Europe in the 1800s. In fact, 10-15% of...

Kelly Hill 31 July 2020

Women Artists

The Dreamlike, Queer Femme Paintings of Marie Laurencin

Most art fans know the names of the male avant-garde artists in the early 1900s, but fewer people know of the women who mastered the craft.

Guest Profile 29 July 2020

Impressionism

The Dazzling Davies Sisters and Their Impressionist Art

The Davies sisters grew up in a remote corner of Victorian Wales. They were religious, teetotal and never married. But these demure young women, with...

Candy Bedworth 29 July 2020

Impressionism

Louisine Havemeyer and Her Modern Art Collection

A great, pioneering art collector, Louisine Havemeyer (1855-1929), was the first American to patronize the French Impressionists. Together with her...

Alexandra Kiely 28 July 2020

Bizarre

Punk in Art: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Cyberpunk

There are many artistic styles and genres not recognized by the official art world. In some cases, the artists of a certain genre struggle for...

Errika Gerakiti 28 July 2020

Art History 101

Artists and Paintings. Everything You Need to Know About Impressionism

Impressionism has become one of the most significant movements of modern art. The names of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, or Edgar Degas are...

Nataliia Pecherska 27 July 2020

Sculpture

Monument Women: Die Prinzessinnengruppe by Schadow

An unassuming and charming statue group, the Prinzessinnengruppe (Princess Group) 1795-1797, depicting Prussian Princesses Louise and Frederike, by...

Nadine Waldmann 27 July 2020

Artist Stories

Five Artist Models You Should Know About

Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in...

Guest Profile 26 July 2020