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Artist Stories

10 Weird Things About Salvador Dali You Should Know

On this day in 1904 in Figueres, Spain, the master of Surrealism Salvador Dali was born. It was very difficult to choose only 10 weird things about...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 May 2017

Periods

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Tension Of The Modern Times

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge". It...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 May 2017

Art Forms

Cindy Sherman vs Old Masters

Time for a little quiz for all those who consider themselves the experts in Old Masters! We will show you photographs made by Cindy Sherman, a...

Magda Michalska 8 May 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape

Young Knight in a Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio from the collection of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is one of the earliest examples of a...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 May 2017

Video

Watch Kandinsky Drawing On A Rare Footage From 1926

In 1926, filmmaker Hans Cürlis, a pioneer in making of art documentaries. took the rare footage above of the Russian abstract painter Wassily...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 May 2017

Museum Stories

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Sforza Castle Pinacoteca

If you ever come to Milan, you have to see this place. Sforza Castle was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 May 2017

Art Forms

Looking For Fashion Inspiration? Check Out Frida Kahlo’s Clothing

Frida Kahlo, long after her death in 1954 is still perceived as an icon. Frida's strong character can be seen not only in her intriguing paintings,...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 May 2017

Artist

Watch Yves Klein’s Performance Act

This week we have already mentioned this French artist in an article 10 Masterpieces By Yves Klein You Should Know. This time we want to share a...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 April 2017

Stuff

Why Is She So Hairy? Iconography of Mary Magdalene

I had always asked myself this question when I came across the Gothic or early Renaissance representations of Mary Magdalene such as this: [caption...

Magda Michalska 29 April 2017

Periods

The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art

The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s  brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of...

Wendy Gray 27 April 2017

Architecture

New Gaudí Museum Opens In Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí, the famous Spanish Catalan architect working in Barcelona, best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism who designed the great...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 April 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Samuel F.B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre

Samuel F. B. Morse was an American painter who graduated from Yale University and went on to the Royal Academy in England where he studied...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2017