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Dachshunds in Art

By July 5, 2020

Dachshunds were first bred around the 15th century in Germany. Their primary...

Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

By July 5, 2020

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in...

  • Artist

    Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles

    By October 9, 2017

    Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was a popular society portrait painter in turn-of-the-century France and England. His elegant portraits are still much appreciated today. He is best known for depicting gorgeous and fashionable women – mostly socialites, noble women, and...

  • Impressionism

    Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

    By October 8, 2017

    In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg, which was to be devoted to the work of living artists....

  • 20th century

    Watch Frank Stella Commenting On His Art in 1972

    By October 7, 2017

    Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. He is a significant figure in minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He is one the most well-regarded postwar American painters who still works today. Frank Stella has...

  • Artists' Stories

    Death by Art: the Untimely Death of Luis Jimenez

    By October 6, 2017

    Creating art is not usually a very dangerous endeavor, but for Luis Jimenez it unfortunately was. This is the story of a misunderstood piece of art and the untimely death of its creator. Luis Jimenez was born in...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces

    By October 5, 2017

    The noteworthy painting Portrait of Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes – created in 1797 by Francisco de Goya – is currently on display as part of an exhibition entitled El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum...

  • Fashion

    Looking For A Hat Inspiration? Best Hats From Paintings

    By October 4, 2017

    Autumn is a hat season! I’ve heard that this year berets are back in fashion, which makes me very happy, but if you are still looking for your perfect hat for first windy days, have a look at...

  • History

    Big Mr Sunshine: Portraits of Louis XIV

    By October 3, 2017

    September is a month of Louis XIV: he was born on the 5th and died on the 1st September. He was definitely a great arts patron but sadly a ‘slightly’ less great king. However, that didn’t stop him to...

  • Food

    Mushroom Picking? The Tastiest Mushroom Art

    By October 2, 2017

    My grandpa is a real expert in mushroom picking, he knows all kinds of mushrooms and he spots even the ones hidden in the high grass. I suck at this, can probably distinguish only the one with a...

  • Artists' Stories

    Victor Vasarely – The Master Of Op-Art

    By October 1, 2017

    Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a “grandfather” and leader of the op art movement. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, the artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth. Vasarely’s method of painting borrowed...

  • Sport And Entertainment

    Time For Golf! Golf Paintings

    By September 30, 2017

    I live in St Andrews, a small town in Scotland which is a legendary cradle of golf in the UK. Yesterday, when I was strolling on the golf course, I wondered whether there was any golf painting showing...

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