#19th Century

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

Artist Stories

Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 5 January 2018

Post-Impressionism

Best Party Posters of 19th Century

Are you ready for the crazy party tonight? Although lithography was invented in 1798, it was at first too slow and expensive for poster production.

Zuzanna Stańska 31 December 2017

Artist Stories

Montmartre – The Home to Many Inspirations

Montmartre - the home to many inspirations was and still is the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and...

Pola Otterstein 12 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge

Claude Monet in 1924 wrote: "It took me a long time to understand my water lilies…. I grew them without thinking of painting them…. And then, all...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 September 2017

Impressionism

Cézanne’s Postimpressionist Portraits At The Musée d’Orsay

Paul Cézanne was a French artist widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Postimpressionism.

Pola Otterstein 12 September 2017

Artist

Few Comments On Courbet’s Origin of the World

In the 19th century, the display of the nude body underwent a revolution - and a massive critique. Gustave Courbet, one of the main scandalists of...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2017

Artist Stories

The Tragic Tale Of The Gierymski Brothers

It is rare to see two siblings as talented and successful - and on the same artistic level - as the Gierymski brothers were, and their story is a...

Pola Otterstein 19 August 2017

Impressionism

Camille Pissarro’s St. Thomas Paintings You Should Know

Camille Pissarro, one of the most famous impressionist painters, was born in St. Thomas island in 1830. The exotic island inspired much of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 August 2017

Baroque

Reflecting the Invisible or Distorting the Visible: Mirrors in Art

People have always been fascinated with their reflections. In the visual art the mirror has been interpreted as an instrument to show admiration or...

Alina Manevskaya 19 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Lady in Gold: Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two formal portraits that Gustav Klimt made of Adele Bloch-Bauer, an important patron of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2017