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Paul Cezanne And Card Players

The Card Players subject were painted by Paul Cezanne five times. Why it's so important? The series is considered by critics to be a cornerstone of...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 March 2017

Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau master

Alphonse Mucha is perhaps the artist most publicly associated with Art Nouveau. Today we explore the life and work of the Czech master. This month...

Europeana 16 March 2017

Periods

How Artists Portray Tragedy: Guernica

...a Government official, tears streaming down his face, burst into the dismal dining-room crying: 'Guernica is destroyed. The Germans bombed and...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2017

Photography

Decadent Masterpieces Reconstructed In Photographs

Two artists – Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto began their artistic collaboration in 2009 with the project “The Essence of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 March 2017

Periods

Jackie Kennedy- Andy Warhol’s Modern Madonna

The Oscars inspired me to watch the latest film about Jackie Kennedy directed by Pablo Larrain and starring Natalie Portman: [caption...

Magda Michalska 13 March 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt painted this group portrait of seven surgeons and the physician Nicolaes Tulp in 1632 - he was only 26 years old then. Nicolaes Tulp was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 March 2017

Dorothea Tanning- A Woman For Whom Max Ernst Left His Wife

They fell in love while playing chess. After they had met at a party, Max Ernst passed by her studio to consider her works for his wife's newly...

Magda Michalska 10 March 2017

Bizarre

10 Times When Egon Schiele Mastered Hip Hop Hand Gestures

Art is a serious thing. But sometimes some associations once they pop up in your head they just can’t disappear. I didn’t find any...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 March 2017

Artist

Women’s Day Message To All Women!

Happy International Women's Day! I hope you are celebrating today with all women present in your lives: girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunties,...

Magda Michalska 8 March 2017

Art Nouveau

Absinthe and Art Nouveau

This month we’re partnering with Europeana again to celebrate their fantastic new Art Nouveau season (21 February - 29 May). The season explores...

Europeana 7 March 2017

Artist Stories

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Guess who is the birthday boy today? It's Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He is...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Charles Demuth And The Figure 5 (Painting Of The Week)

The Great Figure By William Carlos Williams Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong...

Wendy Gray 5 March 2017