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Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio's dramatic lighting, or Rubens's opulence? Can we distinguish a moment in...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Artist

Watch Salvador Dali Interview From 1958

In 1958 Salvador Dali visited United States and gave an interview to Mike Wallace. Dali talked about his life and work and how we create reality...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 September 2017

Bizarre

Art Under Attack – 11 Famous Masterpieces Damaged By Madmen

The term vandalisme was coined in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, bishop of Blois, to describe the destruction of artwork following the French...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 September 2017

Art History 101

10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it was all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 September 2017

Art History 101

Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

Caravaggio made an impact on painting already in his times. Probably because he behaved in defiance of all norms of the Church which was his biggest...

Magda Michalska 20 September 2017

Renaissance

Mannerism? Watch Your Manners!

Young artists who left workshops in the years following the activity of Michelangelo and Raphael must have had a very hard time: how could one create...

Magda Michalska 19 September 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge

Claude Monet in 1924 wrote: "It took me a long time to understand my water lilies…. I grew them without thinking of painting them…. And then, all...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 September 2017

Art Forms

The Hundred Faces Of Kiki de Montparnasse

She was an actress, singer and muse to Man Ray. Known as the "Queen of Montparnasse" she influenced the trajectory of Paris's roaring...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 September 2017

Art Nouveau

An Illuminated Year With Limbourg Brothers

Imagine you are an extremely rich duke who lives in the 15th century and likes books and castles. What do you do to have them both? Commission a...

Magda Michalska 14 September 2017

Bizarre

The Story Of Two Casanova Brothers, Who Happened To Be Painters

When we hear Casanova we think of Giacomo the famous adventurer, who in his autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life) described often...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 September 2017

Impressionism

Cézanne’s Postimpressionist Portraits At The Musée d’Orsay

Paul Cézanne was a French artist widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Postimpressionism.

Pola Otterstein 12 September 2017

Art Forms

The Actor Who Will Play Pablo Picasso Revealed – Yes, You Will Be Surprised

National Geographic announced that Antonio Banderas will star as Pablo Picasso in the second season of its TV drama Genius, which will focus on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 September 2017