#19th Century

Museum Stories

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings at Princeton University

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings is a new exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum. Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is a familiar artist to...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2020

Symbolism

Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of...

Craig Wakerley 21 February 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April Love

Today's Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes' most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites' soul. Arthur Hughes,...

Arianna Richetti 5 January 2020

Museum Stories

Now at the Frick – Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

I love small exhibitions, because they allow me to savor each artwork and absorb all sorts of little details I wouldn't otherwise. Manet: Three...

Alexandra Kiely 3 December 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot

Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world...

Guest Profile 10 November 2019

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

Masterpiece Story: The First Cloud by Sir William Orchardson

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

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

Masterpiece Story: The Metlac Ravine by José María Velasco

The Metlac Ravine is like a huge postcard sent in the past that captures the monumental nature of the southern, coastal state of Mexico-Veracruz and...

Alicja Gluszek 7 July 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