#19th Century

Artist Stories

8 Things Everyone Should Know About Joaquin Sorolla

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter whose style was a variant of Impressionism. His best works, painted in the open air, vividly portray...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 December 2016


Claude Monet, The Train In The Snow – Painting Of The Week

Claude Monet painted The Train In The Snow in 1875. The work wasn't shown in Impressionist exhibition, but it reveals Monet's attraction to the...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 December 2016


Watch Pierre-Auguste Renoir Painting

In this unique film created a few years before his death, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is painting and smoking. During this period of his life, Renoir...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 December 2016

Art Nouveau

The Romantic World Of M(a)cdonald’s Art (No Burgers Included)

(Sorry for this inappropriate pun in the title, I simply couldn't stop myself.) I'm not going to serve you any reheated burgers, on the contrary,...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gustav Klimt, Two Girls With An Oleander

Gustav Klimt, Two Girls with an Oleander, 1892, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT Who doesn’t like Secession or Gustav Klimt? This...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 October 2016


The Quiet Life Of Vilhelm Hammershøi Interiors

Vilhelm Hammershøi was a Danish painter, born in 1864. He is known for his poetic, subdued portraits and interiors, always muted in tone. His works...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 October 2016


5 Facts That Will Help You Understand Symbolism

Symbolism as a term can be confusing. Usually grouped with the other post-impressionist movements, Symbolism emerged at just about the same time as...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 October 2016


Bible According To Blake

William Blake, an English Romantic poet, painter and printmaker, was commissioned by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant, around 80 works with...

Magda Michalska 5 October 2016

Art Nouveau

Meet Jane Avril, The Great Muse Of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril was the dancer and the star of the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s. Her legend is alive until this day - her semi-fictionalized character was...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 September 2016


10 Creatures Created By Odilon Redon That Will Give You Creeps

Works of Odilon Redon look like they were created by a weirdo. During the early years of artistic activity of this Symbolist painter, printmaker,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 September 2016

Art Nouveau

13 Most Beautiful Posters of Alphonse Mucha You Must Know

Alphonse Mucha was born in 1860 in Moravia, today’s Czech Republic. The commission that brought him future fame came up in 1894 when...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 August 2016

WTF Art History

Weekly Art Gif Selection: Gustav Klimt Edition

This week on Art Gif Selection we present to you an overdose of gold and splendor: Gustav Klimt’s gifs! 1. The desired kiss 2. The undesired...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 August 2016