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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Major’s Marriage Proposal by Pavel Fedotov

When you think of 19th-century Russia, images of Anna Karenina with black furs and white diamonds may come to mind. The lives of the wealthy...

James W Singer 19 March 2024

Women Artists

Alexandra Exter: Multi-Talented Cubo-Futurist in Paris

Alexandra Exter was a painter and designer of the Russian and Ukrainian avant-garde. Her work isn’t limited to just one genre or movement. She was...

Errika Gerakiti 19 March 2024

Love Story

Masterpiece Story: Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen by Joshua Reynolds

Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen is a huge triple portrait of the Montgomery sisters by Sir Joshua Reynolds. It thematizes aristocratic marriage...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 March 2024

Love Story

Unhappily Ever After: Unequal Marriage by Vasili Pukirev

Vasili Pukirev’s painting, Unequal Marriage, has a legend surrounding it. Allegedly, after looking at it all the elderly grooms refused to marry...

Elizaveta Ermakova 19 March 2024

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. Alphonse...

Europeana 18 March 2024

Design

Tiffany Glass and the American Art Nouveau Movement

Tiffany Glass is one of the most recognizable expressions of art to emerge at the turn of the 20th century and is a fine example of the American Art...

Maya M. Tola 18 March 2024

Rembrandt van Rijn, Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saskia as Flora by Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn married Saskia van Uylenburgh in 1634. They were together for only eight years before she died after childbirth, probably from...

Catriona Miller 18 March 2024

Photography

Exhibition Review: Accidentally Wes Anderson

Journey around the entire world through an array of vividly colourful photographical lenses at the Accidentally Wes Anderson exhibition in the heart...

Isabella Wilkinson 18 March 2024

Contemporary Art

Mire Lee to Create New Artwork for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Tate Modern, one of London’s premier art institutions, has unveiled its latest collaboration in the Hyundai Commission series. Acclaimed...

Carlotta Mazzoli 18 March 2024

Architecture

Zaha Hadid in 10 Designs

Zaha Hadid was undoubtedly one of the most important architects of the last hundred years. She forged her individual style and blazed a trail for...

Joanna Kaszubowska 18 March 2024

Constance Mayer: constance mayer Women Artists

Constance Mayer and Pierre Prud’hon: Better Together?

Constance Mayer (1775-1821) was one of a generation of women artists who took advantage of the new freedoms offered by the French Revolution. She...

Catriona Miller 18 March 2024

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau: 10 Most Beautiful Buildings in the World

Art Nouveau was an international style in architecture and design that emerged in the late 19th century. With so many options to choose from, it is...

Rachel Witte 18 March 2024