#19th Century

Romanticism

The Troubadour Style: Fantasized Rediscovery of the Middle Ages in Painting

The rediscovery of medieval civilization is one of the most striking French intellectual curiosities of the later 18th century and early 19th ...

Montaine Dumont 28 September 2021

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska, ...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Museum Stories

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary at North Carolina Museum of Art

Czech-born Alphonse Mucha was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. As an influential force behind the Art ...

Nicole Ganbold 20 September 2021

Museum Stories

Gustav Klimt’s Lost and Found Viennese Beauty – Lady with Fan

Fräuleins (Ladies), step aside! This steaming-hot brunette is back in town! After 100 years of captivity, away from the Viennese public, you can now ...

Giordana Goretti 19 September 2021

Artist Stories

Sisterhood in Art: Portraying Sisters

It’s not surprising that many artists having sisters, painted their portraits, especially early in their careers. They were probably easily ...

Europeana 11 September 2021

Museum Stories

Her Life and Her Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner

The story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and its founder before the robbery in 1990.

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 September 2021

Romanticism

9 Facts About Caspar David Friedrich You Should Know

Caspar David Friedrich, one of the most important German artist of his generation, was born on this day in 1774. He is mostly known for ...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2021

Women Artists

Kiyohara Tama or Eleonora Ragusa: An Amazing Story About a Japanese Female Painter in Sicily

When tracing Japanese art stories in Europe, we found out about this exquisite female painter. Kiyohara Tama or Otama (later known as Eleonora ...

Magda Michalska 27 August 2021

Japanese art

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

During the mid 19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and it refers to the ...

Jimena Escoto 27 August 2021

Photography

Theodore Marceau – The Genius Pioneer of Photographic Studios

Theodore Christopher Marceau (1859-1922) was an American photographer who pioneered the creation of a national chain of photographic studios in the ...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2021

Symbolism

Want to Hear a Painting? Discover Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Have you ever looked at a painting and could swear that it was about to start moving? Like the frame paused the sight and it will continue as you ...

Guest Profile 20 August 2021

Photography

See Rare Photographs Taken by Edgar Degas

Today is World Photography Day. On this day, August 19th, in 1839 the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it ...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2021