#19th Century

Post-Impressionism

10 Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits You Need to Know

Vincent van Gogh created 36 self-portraits in the space of only 10 years. These works are an amazing source of knowledge not only of how Van Gogh...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 February 2022

Museum Stories

Van Gogh Museum Staff Picks

Have you ever wondered who knows the best of a museum’s collection? Probably the people who spend most of their lives between these artworks:...

Kate Wojtczak 15 February 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Most Popular Artists in Cinema

In 1911 the Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo defined cinema as “the seventh art”. So it’s quite natural that from its...

Arianna Richetti 14 February 2022

WTF Art History

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, a handsome gynecologist in a portrait entitled Dr. Pozzi at Home painted by John Singer Sargent. Pozzi was a dandy, a gynecologist, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2022

North American Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner, An African-American Artistic Pioneer

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), the first African-American to become an internationally successful artist, was known for his beautiful religious...

Alexandra Kiely 5 February 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 5 February 2022

Liberty Leading the People Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

I present to you a masterpiece by one of the greatest artists of French Romanticism Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, probably his...

Rute Ferreira 26 January 2022

Artist Stories

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

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

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