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European Art

Viennese Actionism: Between the Bestial and the Sublime

Naked bodies, violence, and destructive art. The term Viennese Actionism refers to a radical and explicit form of performance art that developed in...

Caroline Galambosova 20 May 2024

Piet Mondrian's Composition: Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow is a golden example of Abstraction, De Stijl, and Constructivism. It purges the art of individual subjects by...

James W Singer 19 May 2024

Alma Thomas, Tiptoe Through the Tulips, 1969, acrylic on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Alma Thomas

The style of Alma Thomas has been compared to Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillism of Georges Seurat. However, it firmly belongs to the Washington...

James W Singer 19 May 2024

Contemporary Art

Masterpiece Story: My Bed by Tracey Emin

My Bed is an iconic and seminal artwork by British artist Tracey Emin. It was created over 20 years ago and despite its age, it is still one of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 May 2024

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QUIZ: Architecture for Beginners

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2024

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QUIZ to Test Your Memory! What Is Missing from These Paintings?

Szymon Jocek 18 May 2024

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QUIZ: Museums Around the World! How Much Do You Know About Them?

Sandra Juszczyk 18 May 2024

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QUIZ: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – Do You Really Know Everything About His Life?

Zuzanna Stańska 18 May 2024

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QUIZ for Art Lovers! Do You Know These 15 Famous Artworks?

Kate Wojtczak 18 May 2024

Artist Stories

John Singer Sargent’s Magnificent Watercolors

European-American painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) is remembered for his impressive, large-scale portraits of British, French, and American...

Alexandra Kiely 17 May 2024

Women Artists

Rediscovering Emily Sargent: Forgotten 19th-Century Watercolorist

A prolific watercolorist living in 19th-century Europe, Emily Sargent created vibrant scenes with painterly virtuosity. Despite living in the shadow...

Natalia Iacobelli 17 May 2024

Impressionism

Slava Raškaj, The Story of a Deaf Impressionist Watercolorist

In the final years of the 19th century, the art scene in Zagreb, Croatia, was pretty vibrant. The various ideas that circulated among artists...

Lana Pajdas 17 May 2024