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Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018

Artist

Gwen John: A Converted Artist

This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven't heard of her before and I think it's such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2018

Impressionism

What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?

Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 24 January 2018

Artist

Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2018

Animals

The World Of Animals Created By Hans Hoffmann In 16th Century

Hans Hoffmann was a 16th-century German painter and draftsman. He was an artist on the Rudolph II's court (the one who loved arts and was probably...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 January 2018

Art Forms

The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?

[caption id="attachment_8350" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Giuseppe Sanmartino, The Veiled Christ, 1753, Sansevero Chapel[/caption] In the nave...

Rachel Istvan 17 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret - I love Fernando Botero's works. There is something really interesting in his paintings. This Colombian...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Marc Chagall, Paris Through The Window

Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina said: "Paris is always a good idea". A similar idea must have come to the mind of Marc Chagall who moved to...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2018

Artist

Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

[caption id="attachment_8171" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, c.1863-70, Tate Britain[/caption] Rossetti...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 13 January 2018

Art History 101

Everything You Should Know About Orientalism

Nineteenth-century Europeans were fascinated by Near East and North Africa. Everything began roughly around the time of the Napoleonic invasion of...

Magda Michalska 12 January 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018