10 Unexpected Paintings Of New York

There are many reasons to fall for New York. The City that Never Sleeps was also a source of endless inspiration for many famous artists. Some of...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 June 2017

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Explained in GIFs

The Art Nouveau Season on Europeana explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery,...

Europeana 7 June 2017


Painting Human Desire For Happiness – Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze

When we think of Gustav Klimt we see beautiful women portraits, sensual and dangerous compositions, gold and decorative motifs. But if you have ever...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 June 2017

Academic Art

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Who was she? Constance Marie Charpentier (1767 - 1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That's nothing weird, she is one of plenty...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 June 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Eugene Delacroix – The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus is one of the most spectacular paintings of Eugene Delacroix. It currently hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris but...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2017


Joan of Arc as Artistic Muse

Many historical figures have fascinated our creative mindset: Napoleon, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, to name a few, but it would appear that a young...

Wendy Gray 2 June 2017


Edward Hopper Talking About His Creative Process

Watch this beautiful video created by Walker Art Center presenting Edward Hopper who discusses the slow development of his iconic images. The video...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 May 2017

Art Forms

Watch Nicole Kidman As John Singer Sargent’s Sitters

In June of 1999, Nicole Kidman was the cover of Vogue. In her cover story, she was photographed and posed in a number of John Singer Sargent...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 May 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics

Today in our Painting of the Week series we have something truly beautiful for you. I want to discuss “Rainy Season in the Tropics”  by Frederic...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 May 2017

Art Forms

Ladies In Red – Famous Red Dresses In Art

Red in art history symbolizes many things. First of all, it was a color of power, status and wealth. Kings, princes and, beginning in 1295, Roman...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 May 2017

Manchester Is Safe With Ford Maddox Brown

I want to honour the victims of the Manchester attack by sharing with you a very little known series of murals hosted by the Manchester City...

Magda Michalska 25 May 2017


Watch Marcel Duchamp Talking About His Art

In a 1961 interview with Katherine Kuh, Marcel Duchamp, when asked about his readymades, let it be known that the concept behind those objects might...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 May 2017