#19th Century

Art Nouveau

Gustav Klimt and His Love for Trees in Paintings

Gustav Klimt, the greatest master of Vienna Secession is known for his golden paintings full of fantastic creatures, rich ornaments and beautiful...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 October 2018

Everything You Must Know About Pont-Aven School

The year 1886 was a turning point for Paul Gauguin's career as a painter. That was the year when the village of Pont-Aven in Brittany, France, became...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 September 2018

Expressionism

You Give Me Fever: Egon Schiele’s Orange Obsession

I'm sure that our dedicated readers and Instagram followers have already realized that recently we feature Egon Schiele and the Viennese Leopold...

Magda Michalska 25 August 2018

Symbolism

Odilon Redon’s Noir World Of Darkness

The Baloon-Eye. The Crying Spider. The Cactus Man, The Cyclops. This is not the casting list of creatures from some horror movie. These are the...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 August 2018

Artist Stories

Britain At Twilight: John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Landscapes

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian painter admired for his beautiful evening landscapes. British cities like London, Liverpool, and...

Alexandra Kiely 1 August 2018

Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of Looking

Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you're painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as...

Artur Deus Dionisio 12 July 2018

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 2 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Gustav Klimt, Death and Life

Death was a fascinating theme for many artists. It was frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a living skeleton...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 June 2018

South American Art

How To Break Up (And What To Do Next): 5 Love Tips From Brazilian Painter Belmiro de Almeida

Valentine's Day is traditionally celebrated on February 14th, you know for sure. But, in the country where I live, Brazil, the date reserved for...

Rute Ferreira 12 June 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe,...

Alexandra Kiely 27 May 2018

Artist Stories

Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life

By 1902, Edvard Munch’s life had seen a pattern of chaos within his professional life, his health and his love life. While his life had become...

Wendy Gray 17 May 2018

Painting Of The Week: Lemminkäinen’s Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 6 May 2018