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Caravaggio, The Musicians

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a man of many faces. One of the most important baroque painters, he used a realistic painting...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 November 2018

Artist Stories

Paul Gauguin – Master or Monster?

When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890's was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor,...

Candy Bedworth 16 November 2018

The Majestic Paintings of Eugène Delacroix at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The rooms were dimly lit and majestic, and the paintings of Eugène Delacroix were larger than life. The Metropolitan Museum presented these...

Howard Schwartz 12 November 2018

Museum Stories

A Floating World of Claude Monet

One of my greatest surprises of 2018 is Albertina's monographic exhibition of Claude Monet. My astonishment was caused only by my bias – it's...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 November 2018

Museum Stories

Crash Course in Impressionism – Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne

The Courtauld Gallery will remain closed for a while, as it is being transformed. But this does not mean we cannot see the Impressionist masterpieces...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 November 2018

Museum Stories

Osvaldo Licini’s Rebel Angels and Sheer Folly

Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away is the name of a new retrospective in Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice dedicated to a Modernist Italian artist...

Magda Michalska 7 November 2018

Sculpture

Eerie, Haunting and Below the Sea: DeCaires Taylor’s Underwater Museums

In 2006, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed the first undersea sculpture park in the Caribbean. Since that time he created several other...

Nadine Waldmann 6 November 2018

Harvest Home. Five Most Beautiful Depictions of Harvest in Art

The leaves are falling here in Wales. The last of the fruit and veg is being taken in, and the nights are getting darker. In the pagan calendar, both...

Candy Bedworth 5 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Władysław Ślewiński, Woman Combing her Hair

Władysław Ślewiński was a leading artist of the Young Poland movement and one of the first Polish artists who went to Paris. It was unusual since...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 November 2018

Women Artists

Ivana Kobilca: The First Lady of Slovenia

Melania Trump should not be the only Slovenian woman that the world can think of. There is also a painter, Ivana Kobilca, whose independence,...

Magda Michalska 2 November 2018

12 Famous Funeral Paintings of Western Art

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in all cultures and hugely varied traditions around the globe reflect a wide spread of beliefs and values. On...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 November 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador

When someone says Surrealism, I bet one of the first things that come to mind is the name of the artist Salvador Dalí, right? This is natural, as...

Rute Ferreira 28 October 2018