#19th Century

Bizarre

Jobs in Art Which Don’t Exist Anymore (Or Seem Not To)

To work is to live without dying. This beautiful motto was pronounced by Rainer Maria Rilke, the Austrian poet of the fin-de-siècle. I think it...

Magda Michalska 1 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in Häme

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

Europeana 29 April 2018

Artist Stories

What Art Has To Do With Politics: Gustave Courbet And The Paris Commune

The painter Gustave Courbet who was the central figure of Realism, is known for his paintings in which he reveals the true lives of peasants and...

Rute Ferreira 16 April 2018

dailyart

The Poster Manifest: Making Publicity Beautiful Again!

Publicity is all about hijacking your thoughts and stealing attention, yet some posters prove that it can be done in a beautiful and mindful...

Artur Deus Dionisio 3 April 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and Despair

When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by...

Wendy Gray 15 March 2018

Women Artists

Immerse Yourself In The World Of the fantastic-realism paintings by Maria Anto

March = Women’s History Month, and this is the next story about a remarkable, contemporary artist named Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka). Anto was a...

Pola Otterstein 13 March 2018

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2018

Impressionism

The Story Of The Art Dealer Durand-Ruel, The Man Behind Impressionism

The story is known: at the end of the 19th century a group of young French artists dissatisfied with academic rules began to develop a new type of...

Rute Ferreira 16 February 2018

Impressionism

What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?

Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 24 January 2018

Artist

Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

[caption id="attachment_8171" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, c.1863-70, Tate Britain[/caption] Rossetti...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 13 January 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018