#19th Century

Company School – Transition to Indian Modern Art

Painting in rich Mughal and Rajput styles, the court painters shifted their renderings to the demanded adjustments of British East India Company...

Urvi Chheda 7 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Sir William Orchardson, The First Cloud

At first glance, Sir William Orchardson’s The First Cloud is a late Victorian domestic scene that appears to be tranquil, refined, and placid.

James W Singer 3 November 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Edvard Munch, Madonna

The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch realized the colored lithograph Madonna in 1895. He is considered the head of Expressionism, therefore his Madonna...

Maia Heguiaphal 27 October 2019

Open to Influences – Arthur Hacker and his Mary with Many Qualities

Arthur Hacker was a painter of the late Victorian era. Painting a spectrum of subjects, everything from society portraiture, classical, religious and...

Hannah Demaine 12 October 2019

The Nabis 101

Multiple times I've told myself while writing other articles: "I finally have to write about the Nabis!". And still haven't done so. Why, why, why,...

Magda Michalska 19 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine

José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine, 1893, oil on canvas, 104 cm x 160.5 cm, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico, source: Wikimedia...

Alicja Gluszek 7 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Joaquín Sorolla, Capturing the Moment

The Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla spent most of his summers with his family in French Biarritz, 35 kilometres from the border with...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 June 2019

Museum Stories

The Beginning of a New World at Kröller-Müller Museum

The Beginning of a new World: The Development of Modern Sculpture is the newest exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. It...

Nadine Waldmann 20 June 2019

Museum Stories

How British was Van Gogh?

The exhibition Van Gogh and Britain at the Tate Britain brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain...

Joanna Kaszubowska 1 June 2019

Abstract Expressionism

All Faces of František Kupka

First time I came across František Kupka's work was in the Centre Pompidou and I thought: "Wow, he was such an interesting guy and I never heard...

Magda Michalska 27 May 2019

Artist Stories

Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today's Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in...

Magda Michalska 9 May 2019

The Hudson River School: Celebrating Nature, American-Style

The Hudson River School was a uniquely American art movement - the first to develop after the country gained its independence in 1776. It was a...

Alexandra Kiely 4 May 2019