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Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He's in love with his...

Rute Ferreira 28 January 2018

Prehistoric Art

The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – 24 ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the...

Alexandra Kiely 27 January 2018

Artist Stories

Gwen John: A Converted Artist

This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven't heard of her before and I think it's such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2018

Artist Stories

Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret – I love Fernando Botero’s works. There is something really interesting in his paintings.

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Marc Chagall, Paris Through The Window

Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina said: “Paris is always a good idea”. A similar idea must have come to the mind of Marc Chagall who...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2018

Art History 101

Everything You Should Know About Orientalism

Nineteenth-century Europeans were fascinated by Near East and North Africa. Everything began roughly around the time of the Napoleonic invasion of...

Magda Michalska 12 January 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018

Women Artists

The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

Romanticism

Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’

Artists of the turn of the 17th and 18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to...

Magda Michalska 8 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018