#19th Century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Woman at Her Toilette by Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot was closely associated with French Impressionism and actively participated in seven out of eight group exhibitions. She maintained...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2024

Berthe Morisot, Woman In Grey Reclining, 1879 Women Artists

Berthe Morisot: A Modern Parisian Woman

Berthe Morisot was an influential painter at the heart of the French Impressionist movement. Ahead of her time, her work was innovative, fresh, and...

Candy Bedworth 14 May 2024

Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer’s Day by Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot was at the centre of Impressionism during the 1870s and 1880s and works like Summer’s Day seem utterly characteristic of the...

Catriona Miller 14 May 2024

Women Artists

Berthe Morisot in 5 Paintings

When we talk about Impressionism, usually the names of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas come to mind. However, let’s not forget about another...

Valeria Kumekina 14 May 2024

WTF Art History

5 Impressionist Gossips That Could Have Inspired a Soap Opera

I know, it is a bit rude to discuss private lives of people. But when it comes to the Impressionists, knowing their relationships, connections,...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 May 2024

Dine & Wine

Time for a Cup of Warm Tea in Paintings

Tea, a timeless beverage enjoyed by cultures across the globe, has not only warmed countless hearts but also inspired artists throughout history.

Magda Michalska 13 May 2024

Dine & Wine

Why Did So Many Artists Drink Absinthe?

Curious about the abundance of paintings featuring people indulging in absinthe throughout art history? You’re not alone. As I pondered this,...

Magda Michalska 13 May 2024

Herstory

Caroline von der Embde—Female Empowerment Through a Painted Selfie

Women artists’ self-portraits have always struck audiences—no other motive proved as ideal for promoting their careers in a male-dominated...

Kero Fichter 13 May 2024

Asian Art

Raja Ravi Varma: A Fine Mixture of European Realism and Indian Sensibility

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was one of the most celebrated and prominent artists from India. His works combined European realism with Indian...

Anuradha Sroha 13 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler

Whistler’s 1871 painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1 might not sound familiar. As Whistler’s Mother, on the other hand, it has entered...

Catriona Miller 12 May 2024

quiz post impressionism Quiz

QUIZ: Can You Guess These Post-Impressionist Painters?

Ania Kaczynska, 11 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł by Józef Simmler

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of...

James W Singer 8 May 2024