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HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. Rembrandthuis Decolonizes

By August 4, 2020

Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th...


Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian Art

By August 3, 2020

All of us watched Disney cartoons in our childhood and many people...

  • Impressionism

    The Dazzling Davies Sisters and Their Impressionist Art

    By July 29, 2020

    The Davies sisters grew up in a remote corner of Victorian Wales. They were religious, teetotal and never married. But these demure young women, with no previous art knowledge, managed to gather together probably the most important collection...

  • Impressionism

    Louisine Havemeyer and Her Modern Art Collection

    By July 28, 2020

    A great, pioneering art collector, Louisine Havemeyer (1855-1929), was the first American to patronize the French Impressionists. Together with her husband Harry, Louisine created a massive collection that included all kind of world-class artworks. Louisine Havemeyer Louisine Havemeyer...

  • Punk in Art: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk. Michaela Maria Watbichler, Welcome Your New Queen, 2019, digital art, ©PHOENIX DIGITAL ARTS// Ing. Michaela Maria Watbichler Punk in Art: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk. Michaela Maria Watbichler, Welcome Your New Queen, 2019, digital art, ©PHOENIX DIGITAL ARTS// Ing. Michaela Maria Watbichler

    Just Weird

    Punk in Art: Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Cyberpunk

    By July 28, 2020

    There are many artistic styles and genres not recognized by the official art world. In some cases, the artists of a certain genre struggle for acknowledgement. Their works might be technically excellent but for one reason or another...

  • Art History 101

    Artists and Paintings. Everything You Need to Know About Impressionism

    By July 27, 2020

    Impressionism has become one of the most significant movements of modern art. The names of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, or Edgar Degas are well-known, perhaps, even by those who are not very interested in art. There are big...

  • Sculpture

    Monument Women: Die Prinzessinnengruppe by Schadow

    By July 27, 2020

    An unassuming and charming statue group, the Prinzessinnengruppe (Princess Group) 1795-1797, depicting Prussian Princesses Louise and Frederike, by Johann Gottfried Schadow is filled with a fascinating history. Marveled during its day, it was hidden away and forgotten for...

  • Artists' Stories

    Five Artist Models You Should Know About

    By July 26, 2020

    Did you know that many well-known artworks were modeled on living figures? In fact, the real stories of these famous faces are often fascinating in their own right. Read below for an introduction to five fascinating women who...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Henri Rousseau, The Football Players

    By July 26, 2020

    Welcome to the bizarre world of Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), the quintessential naïve artist, and meet his oneiric, striped football players. Four almost identical men are having a good time, probably in a park in Paris. They are wearing...

  • Museums And Exhibitions

    Ten Most Expensive Paintings Ever

    By July 25, 2020

    9. $170.4 M First time at auction and already kicked the ceiling achieving the second-highest auction price for a painting at the time: $170.4 million. This beautiful nude was bought in 2015 from Laura Mattioli Rossi by Chinese...

  • Ancient Greece

    Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in Art

    By July 25, 2020

    The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it’s a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history have many roots in the ancient Greek athlete. This is partly due to the...

  • Women Artists

    Valentine Schlegel: Sculptor of Organic Abstraction

    By July 24, 2020

    Sculptor, ceramist, artist, teacher. Valentine Schlegel was a headstrong individual with fervent, creative independence who carved out her own path in history. Despite these achievements, her work was kept in the dark until just a few years ago....

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