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Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

"Salvador Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci - this week it was on everyone's lips. All because it is back on the market. [caption id="attachment_6917"...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

Art Forms

Liza Lou Beading the World…One Tiny Bead at a Time

When I was in high school, my art teacher told the class to visit Liza Lou's art exhibit. I agreed and seriously it was one of the top five...

Rachel Istvan 13 October 2017

Artist Stories

Montmartre – The Home to Many Inspirations

Montmartre - the home to many inspirations was and still is the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and...

Pola Otterstein 12 October 2017

Painting

Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was a popular society portrait painter in turn-of-the-century France and England. His elegant portraits are still much...

Alexandra Kiely 9 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Abstract Expressionism

Watch Frank Stella Commenting On His Art in 1972

Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. He is a significant figure in minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 October 2017

Artist Stories

Death by Art: the Untimely Death of Luis Jimenez

Creating art is not usually a very dangerous endeavor, but for Luis Jimenez it unfortunately was. This is the story of a misunderstood piece of art...

Rachel Istvan 6 October 2017

Museum Stories

El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces

The noteworthy painting Portrait of Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes – created in 1797 by Francisco de Goya – is currently on display as part of an...

Pola Otterstein 5 October 2017

Art Forms

Looking For A Hat Inspiration? Best Hats From Paintings

Autumn is a hat season! I've heard that this year berets are back in fashion, which makes me very happy, but if you are still looking for your...

Magda Michalska 4 October 2017

Periods

Big Mr Sunshine: Portraits of Louis XIV

September is a month of Louis XIV: he was born on the 5th and died on the 1st September. He was definitely a great arts patron but sadly a...

Magda Michalska 3 October 2017

Bizarre

Mushroom Picking? The Tastiest Mushroom Art

My grandpa is a real expert in mushroom picking, he knows all kinds of mushrooms and he spots even the ones hidden in the high grass. I suck at this,...

Magda Michalska 2 October 2017

Artist Stories

Victor Vasarely – The Master Of Op-Art

Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the op art movement. Utilizing geometric...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 October 2017