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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Gainsborough

The Frick Collection has an amazing ensemble of European masters. For example, works by Vermeer, Fragonard, and Goya grace its walls. Every room has...

James W Singer 14 May 2022

Animals

Thomas Gainsborough and His Dog Portraits

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was a portrait and landscape painter. During his career, he often painted dogs accompanying his sitters. He always...

Joanna Kaszubowska 14 May 2022

Erotica

The 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it is all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2022

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. Despite its age, it is still one of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 13 May 2022

Dadaism

The Most Scandalous Artworks by Marcel Duchamp

In addition to Marcel Duchamp’s famous readymades, during his life he created less known works that were provocative and caused a scandal among...

Caroline Galambosova 13 May 2022

Bizarre

The Story of Damien Hirst’s Famous Shark

This shark is considered the iconic work of British art from the 1990s and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles Saatchi...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2022

Erotica

Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began in around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies,...

Magda Michalska 13 May 2022

Jean Jullien, monograph, 2022, Contemporary Art

Joyful Jean Jullien: New Monograph Review

Review of a new monograph by Jean Jullien, published by Phaidon Press. This gorgeous new book is a joyful summer read!

Candy Bedworth 12 May 2022

Cats

Meet Famous Artists and Their Cats (Cuteness Overload)

So many great artists have shared one very special love: the love of cats. Here you will find 6 modern artists who loved their felines and have taken...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 May 2022

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 May 2022

Love Story

Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Read the story of Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the key members of the Pre-Raphaelites movement. Discover the fascinating meanings...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 May 2022

Love Story

Legend of Proserpina by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 12 May 2022