#19th Century

Artist Stories

Taras Shevchenko: A Ukrainian Liberty Idol

Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national, artistic...

Kateryna Martynova 16 March 2020

Women Artists

Evelyn De Morgan, the Pre-Raphaelite Sister You May Not Know

Welcome to the work of Evelyn De Morgan. Jewel rich colors, gorgeously draped figures and a feminist message – what’s not to like?! But why is...

Candy Bedworth 14 March 2020

Women Artists

Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the...

Kateryna Martynova 6 March 2020

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The Roses of Heliogabalus

Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth. Three of the Seven Deadly Sins are depicted in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Roses of Heliogabalus. Many other sins are...

James W Singer 9 February 2020

Love Story

Jane Morris. A Pre-Raphaelite Muse and Artist

Jane Morris (1839–1914) was an English embroiderer and artists' model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. She was a model and muse to...

Marija Canjuga 8 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Madame X

Happy Birthday, John Singer Sargent! If you were alive, you would be 164 years old! The world has changed substantially since 12 January 1856,...

James W Singer 12 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April Love

Today's Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes' most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites' soul. Arthur Hughes,...

Arianna Richetti 5 January 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Ford Madox Brown, The Last of England

Out of the cold English air comes a man tired from a hard day’s work. He enters his home where his loving wife waits with a hot meal to warm his...

James W Singer 29 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today's Painting of the Week is The Horse Fair, 1852-5, the great masterpiece of French realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). Rosa Bonheur,...

Alexandra Kiely 8 December 2019

Museum Stories

Now at the Frick – Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

I love small exhibitions, because they allow me to savor each artwork and absorb all sorts of little details I wouldn't otherwise. Manet: Three...

Alexandra Kiely 3 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world...

Guest Profile 10 November 2019