#19th Century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ruins of the Château de Pierrefonds by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction...

James W Singer 18 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Berthe Morisot, Woman at Her Toilette

Berthe Morisot was closely associated with French Impressionism and actively participated in seven out of eight group exhibitions. She maintained...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2022

Theater & Cinema

The Scenes You Might Know from Anime: Outstanding Prints of Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was one of Japan’s most important and prolific printmakers and artists of the late 19th and early-20th centuries. As a...

Isabella Hill 10 January 2022

Painting

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on...

Wendy Gray 9 January 2022

Impressionism

A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen Painters

Situated in the northernmost point of Denmark, the small town of Skagen is a quaint place with a lot of light and great views. As a result, the town...

Merve Parla 8 January 2022

Women Artists

Female vs. Male Gaze: Suzanne Valadon’s Reclining Nude

Female nudes are prevalent throughout art history. There are the ancient mythological goddesses, the Biblical Eves and Susannas, and then there are...

Lauren Kraut 5 October 2021

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

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

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

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

Romanticism

10 Most Famous Works of Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich’s works changed the face of landscape painting with his intense and emotional focus on nature, and became a key member...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 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