#19th Century

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Explained in GIFs

The Art Nouveau Season on Europeana explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art Nouveau jewellery,...

Europeana 7 June 2017

Architecture

Painting Human Desire For Happiness – Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze

When we think of Gustav Klimt we see beautiful women portraits, sensual and dangerous compositions, gold and decorative motifs. But if you have ever...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 June 2017

Academic Art

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Who was she? Constance Marie Charpentier (1767 - 1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That's nothing weird, she is one of plenty...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 June 2017

Impressionism

Joaquin Sorolla, Strolling Along The Seashore

"Strolling Along The Seashore" is the crowning work of Joaquin Sorolla’s late period. It shows his wife Clothilde and eldest daughter Maria walking...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 May 2017

Art Nouveau

Loïe Fuller, darling of Art Nouveau

This month we’re partnering with Europeana again to celebrate their fantastic new Art Nouveau season (21 February - 29 May). The season explores...

Europeana 14 April 2017

Academic Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer

[caption id="attachment_4308" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The Thankful Poor, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1894, private collection.[/caption] Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 11 April 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, Springtime

Claude Monet's Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, seated serenely beneath a canopy of lilacs. The painting is presently held by the...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Periods

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Artist Stories

Gustav Klimt And Emilie Flöge – The Everlasting Friendship

Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge were inseparable for years. Although it was never proven that there was something romantic between the two of them...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2017

Fashion

Edgar Degas And The Paris Milliners

When we think of Edgar Degas, we see his depictions of ballet dancers, nude bathers and racetracks. But Degas had another favorite subject - the...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2017

Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau master

Alphonse Mucha is perhaps the artist most publicly associated with Art Nouveau. Today we explore the life and work of the Czech master. This month...

Europeana 16 March 2017