#19th Century

Art State of Mind

6 Rooms from Famous Paintings Brought to Real Life

Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images - midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of the...

Kate Wojtczak 29 April 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace)

Today we present to you this beautiful painting by Renoir. It is known under two titles - the title Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2019

Museum Stories

Painting Norway – Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Meet Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), the creator of the "National Painting of Norway". He may not be as well-known outside of Norway as Edvard Munch,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 March 2019

Gustave Moreau Museum

We all know that feeling of travelling back in time when we encounter a trace of our past, whether by finding an object from our childhood, a book...

Christopher Michaut 18 March 2019

Women Artists

Thérèse Schwartze. The Painter of the Amsterdam’s Elite

Thérèse Schwartze (1851 – 1918) grew up in an artistic family. Her father Johann Georg Schwartze was a painter and he introduced his daughter to...

Europeana 16 March 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gustave Courbet, Woman with a Parrot

Gustav Courbet, the enfant terrible of French 19th-century art, did everything he could to save himself in the memory of the contemporary art...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2019

Dine & Wine

Intersection of Coffee and Creating: Coffee Shops and Their Purpose

The actual art of coffee making has steadily been growing for years. We have surpassed and moved past instant coffee, on to specialty coffee shops...

Rachel Witte 5 February 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Edouard Manet, The Railway

In 1873 when this painting was created by the realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2019

Sculpture

Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro Canonica

A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and...

Nadine Waldmann 1 February 2019

Victor Hugo’s Ink Abstractions: An Author’s Hidden Talent Revealed

French author, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo is known worldwide for his written work, namely novels such as Les Misérables and The Hunchback of...

Demi Monachino 8 January 2019

Impressionism

Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to Buy

On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from...

Magda Michalska 8 December 2018

Disruptive Because Pretty: Art Guide To Aestheticism

Looking for an inspiration on how to furnish your flat, how to dress, what to read and where to go in order to make your life more aesthetic? Look no...

Magda Michalska 24 November 2018