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Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Erotica

Art Models XXL? No Photoshop Allowed!

The recent row over the Cannes poster featuring a famous actress Claudia Cardinale, who was slimmed with photoshop by poster designers [caption...

Magda Michalska 7 April 2017

Artist Stories

The Legend Of The Death Of Raphael

Raphael Santi, one of the greatest Renaissance painters died on this day, on Good Friday in 1520. He was only 37 years old and at the peak of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 April 2017

Art Forms

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt And His Mad Heads

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt was a German-Austrian Late Baroque sculptor most famous for his "Character Heads", a collection of busts with faces...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 April 2017

Bizarre

Stendhal Syndrome – The Art Fans Sickness

Stendhal Syndrome is a mysterious thing. If you have even seen someone fainting in any great museum, or in front of any great masterpieces - it could...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 April 2017

Periods

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn's etchings? It's Rembrandt House Museum in...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017

Architecture

6 Things You Must Know About Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is one of the most famous Proto-Renaissance masterpieces. Decorated by Giotto di Bondone was completed in 1305 for the...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2017

Artist Stories

The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh’s Death

Vincent van Gogh's death occurred in the early morning of 29 July 1890, in his room at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 March 2017

Artist

Watch Francis Bacon Talking About Brutality of Fact

Francis Bacon and brutality - two words that matches perfectly together. Bacon (1909 – 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his bold,...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. [caption...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2017