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Literature

When Literature Meets Painting …

Have you ever been so in love with a scene from a book that it made you think (sometimes loudly): “Well that would make a perfect painting!”? If...

Yahya Bensouda 26 February 2018

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

Women Artists

Gluck And Her No Prefix, No Suffix Queer Art

Since February is the LGBT history month in the UK where I live, I want to participate in the promotion of tolerance and raising awareness of the...

Magda Michalska 21 February 2018

Literature

Charles Keeping: An Extraordinary English Illustrator

Today I would like to talk about Charles Keeping, an illustrator whom I discovered in my childhood. You may already be familiar with his work,...

Sarah Mills 20 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen...

Klaudia Zelazowska 18 February 2018

Artist Stories

The Flying Lovers, Bella and Marc Chagall

Valentines or not, a love story is always a good read, especially if it's such a magic and touching story as the one between Bella and Marc Chagall.

Magda Michalska 17 February 2018

Impressionism

The Story Of The Art Dealer Durand-Ruel, The Man Behind Impressionism

The story is known: at the end of the 19th century a group of young French artists dissatisfied with academic rules began to develop a new type of...

Rute Ferreira 16 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui's grand installations...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Love Story

Five Ideas For Valentine’s Day Inspired By Art History

Valentine’s Day is here and the internet is full of advice on how to make this day special. We’re joining with a few ideas inspired by art...

Europeana 14 February 2018

Paintings, Celebrities, And Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day, that is Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival season. For Christians, Lent starts tomorrow and this is the last chance to eat ...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018