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Bizarre

Stendhal Syndrome: An Art Attack?

If you’ve witnessed someone fainting in front of great masterpieces, it could have been Stendhal Syndrome—an art lover’s...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 April 2017

Realism

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn’s etchings? It’s Rembrandt House...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017

Architecture

6 Things You Must Know About Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is one of the most famous Proto-Renaissance masterpieces. Decorated by Giotto di Bondone was completed in 1305 for the...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2017

Video

Watch Francis Bacon Talking About Brutality of Fact

Francis Bacon and brutality – two words that matches perfectly together. Bacon (1909 – 1992) was an Irish figurative painter known for his...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Primavera by Botticelli

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. Its fame rests not just on its visual appeal but on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2017

Fashion

Edgar Degas and the Paris Milliners

When we think of Edgar Degas, we see his depictions of ballet dancers, nude bathers, and racetracks. But Degas had another favorite subject – the...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2017

Photography

Decadent Masterpieces Reconstructed In Photographs

Two artists – Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto began their artistic collaboration in 2009 with the project “The Essence of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 March 2017

Women Artists

Women’s Day Message To All Women!

Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you are celebrating today with all women present in your lives: girlfriends, mothers, sisters, aunties,...

Magda Michalska 8 March 2017

Museum Stories

10 Masterpieces That Paved The Way To Modernism From ‘Degas to Picasso’ in the Ashmolean Museum

From February 10th to 7th May Oxford is a place to be for all art lovers. In Ashmolean Museum, which is the oldest university museum in the world...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2017

Renaissance

The Darkness Of Titian’s Late Paintings

Titian had a long life. According to scholars he must have been 78 or 80 years old when he died. That was considered a miracle in an age when most...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2017