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Artist Stories

Did Goya Make a Career?

Goya’s paintings are often traumatizing and very very dark. It's because his activity coincided with the last period of the Enlightenment and the...

Magda Michalska 2 January 2018

Artist Stories

Artists who died in 2017

Today I decided to touch upon a sad and painful topic but I also think that the end of the year is a good occasion to pay tribute to those artists...

Magda Michalska 30 December 2017

Baroque

Three 16th-Century Dutchmen You Should Know

How many painters from the Netherlands do you know? Rembrandt, Bosch, Vermeer… But have you heard of Joachim Patinir, Jan Gossaer,...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2017

Watch Sister Wendy Commenting Mark Rothko

Sister Wendy is an institution. She is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 December 2017

Painting

10 Most Famous Adoration of the Shepherds Paintings

Christmas time is in full swing! Hope you’re having a great time with your family and friends. To sustain the atmosphere we have prepared for...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Piero della Francesca, Nativity

Among Piero della Francesca’s surviving paintings, the last one in chronological order is the Nativity in the National Gallery in London. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2017

Pop art

Why Did Andy Warhol Love Christmas?

Who would guess that Andy Warhol, one of the most decadent artists of the 20th century, the owner of the controversial Factory leading a scandalous...

Magda Michalska 19 December 2017

Murder on the Canvas: How Artists Portrayed the Ultimate Taboo

To quote the novelist, Aldous Huxley, “It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats...

Wendy Gray 18 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print

Automobile Tire Print is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most intriguing collaborative efforts. In 1953, the artist directed composer John Cage to...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 December 2017

Video

Alex Katz and His New York

Alex Katz (born 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints. His paintings are divided almost equally into...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 December 2017

Video

Watch Kids Explaining Art To Experts On Name That Art

I remember when I was studying Art History, I was playing art history charades with my friends. But the truth is that children, not students are the...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 December 2017

Women Artists

Niki de Saint Phalle and the Nana Statues

1966, Stockholm, Sweden and an incredible art event occurred about which not even the press who were invited to the launch knew what to say. A...

Wendy Gray 14 December 2017