#19th Century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Trouville, Jetties, High Tide by Eugène Boudin

Eugène Boudin could be considered one of the fathers of Impressionism. It was he who met and influenced a young Claude Monet in 1858 with his...

James W Singer 8 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Squall by Winslow Homer

The crashing waves roar with deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the rocks...

James W Singer 8 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Van Gogh’s Seascape Near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all-time. He dominates Post-Impressionism. He fills art books. He inspires modern viewers.

James W Singer 8 June 2022

Romanticism

Somewhere at Sea – Ivan Aivazovsky and His Marine Art

Many artists painted the sea, but only Ivan Aivazovsky was completely devoted to it. Over his long life (1817–1900), he dedicated thousands of...

Elizaveta Ermakova 8 June 2022

Dine & Wine

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cézanne’s Fruits

Paul Cézanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 June 2022

Johan Thomas Lundbye, View from Kitnæs on Roskilde Fjord, 1843, National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: View from Kitnæs on Roskilde Fjord by Johan Thomas Lundbye

View from Kitnæs on Roskilde Fjord by Johan Thomas Lundbye is a masterpiece of 19th century Danish landscape painting. It set a new standard for the...

James W Singer 6 June 2022

Design

Arts and Crafts’ Principles in Interior Design: The Original Minimalists

Perhaps you have noticed a trend in recent years: people seem to crave a return to simpler times, to homesteading, homemaking, and minimalism. We...

Ledys Chemin 6 June 2022

Painting

Famous Painters and Their Children

On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2022

Bistro, Konstantin Alexeyevitch Korovin, Café de la Paix, 1920s, private collection. Dine & Wine

Paris Bistro: Iconic Place, Cool Lifestyle, Home for Art

Is there something more iconic for Paris than the bistro (after the Eiffel Tower, of course)? Let’s have a closer look at the artistic...

Camilla de Laurentis 30 May 2022

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt: The Story of the American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who developed her skills by studying, working, and living in France. She was one of only three...

Marija Canjuga 30 May 2022

Artist Stories

Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal...

Alexandra Kiely 30 May 2022

Theater & Cinema

What Did the Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life? Part 2

In Woody Allen’s 2011 Midnight in Paris, the main character, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself transported back in time to Paris from the...

Rachel Witte 30 May 2022