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Artist Stories

5 Portinari’s Paintings that Reveal that He Was the Painter of the Brazilian People

Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed...

Rute Ferreira 3 March 2018

Design

This Apple Store in Vienna Is Better Than Others- See Why

Just last week, on February 24, Apple unveiled its first retail store in Austria and you can find it on Kärntner Straße, Vienna’s famous high...

Magda Michalska 2 March 2018

Women Artists

Childhood In Lilla Cabot Perry’s Artworks

Adults say that childhood is the best phase of life. It is this time when we are freer and more sincere and sometimes our best memories come from...

Rute Ferreira 1 March 2018

And it’s War! The Art Of The War Wounded

Being an English teacher, so much of what I look at is linked to the literary world.  With the previous examination specification, we used to be...

Wendy Gray 27 February 2018

Stanley Spencer. A Cookham Homebird with Broken Wings

A recent documentary that was filmed with the help and support of Stanley Spencer’s two daughters, revealed the personal anguishes the family...

Wendy Gray 22 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen...

Klaudia Zelazowska 18 February 2018

Impressionism

The Story Of The Art Dealer Durand-Ruel, The Man Behind Impressionism

The story is known: at the end of the 19th century a group of young French artists dissatisfied with academic rules began to develop a new type of...

Rute Ferreira 16 February 2018

When Trash Turns Art: El Anatsui

People often say that contemporary art is trash. But, can we turn the equation the other way and make trash art? El Anatsui’s grand...

Magda Michalska 15 February 2018

Love Story

Five Ideas For Valentine’s Day Inspired By Art History

Valentine’s Day is here and the internet is full of advice on how to make this day special. We’re joining with a few ideas inspired by art...

Europeana 14 February 2018

Paintings, Celebrities, And Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day, that is Shrove Tuesday, the last day of carnival season. For Christians, Lent starts tomorrow and this is the last chance to eat ...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2018

Artist Stories

Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of Harmony

A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even...

Anthony de Feo 12 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 February 2018