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Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his...

Magda Michalska 25 January 2022

Artist Stories

5 Facts You Need to Know about Gustav Klimt

Do you know Gustav Klimt? This Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession combined highly refined...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 January 2022

Museum Of Bad Art Bizarre

What I Found in the Museum of Bad Art

MOBA, or the Museum Of Bad Art, is replete with almost anything that could be wished for in terms of the good, the bad, the very bad, the hilarious,...

Sarah Mills 24 January 2022

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Commedia dell’Arte Characters in Art

Commedia dell’arte is a form of theater popular from the 16th to the 18th century. The name means comedy of art indicating that the performers...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 January 2022

Art History 101

Contrapposto 101 – It’s All in the Pose

If you are taking an introductory art history course in school this semester, you’ll soon be talking a lot about contrapposto. I remember...

Alexandra Kiely 24 January 2022

Franz Marc Horses Animals

Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 January 2022

Manet and Saint Francis Impressionism

What Do Édouard Manet and Saint Francis Have in Common?

Édouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 23 January 2022

Manet philosophers Museum Stories

Manet’s Philosophers

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California is hosting two masterpieces by 19th century French artist, Édouard Manet from the permanent...

Maya M. Tola 23 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Eva Gonzalès

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for...

Abreeza Thomas 23 January 2022

Édouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Art History 101

5 Facts You Should Know About Manet

Édouard Manet (1832–1883) was a French modernist painter. His paintings have been heavily critiqued and ridiculed by art juries and critics at the...

Ruxi Rusu 23 January 2022

Saltimbanques Harlequin, 1901 and his Companion by Pablo Picasso (1901) Art State of Mind

Feeling Blue? Color Psychology and Its Use in Art

The year was 1901 when Picasso’s dear friend, Carles Casagemas, committed suicide. That same year, Picasso sunk into a deep depression during...

Bruno Guerra 22 January 2022

Front cover of Color Scheme by Edith Young, Princeton Architectura Press, 2021. Review

Book Review: Edith Young’s Color Scheme

Edith Young’s new book Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes offers a vibrant new perspective on art...

Louisa Mahoney 22 January 2022