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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

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

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

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...

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