#19th Century

OLGA WISINGER-FLORIAN, Summer‘s Evening (Roses in Full Splendor), 1896 © Leopold Private Collection Photo: Leopold Museum, Vienna/Manfred Thumberger Painting

Olga Wisinger-Florian: A Woman Floral Painter in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

For a long time the memory of Viennese flower painter Olga Wisinger-Florian slumbered underneath a duvet of withered petals. Who knew that it was she...

Kero Fichter 11 September 2023

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Ruins of the Château de Pierrefonds by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction...

James W Singer 11 September 2023

Art State of Mind

The Allure of Ruins – Architectural Decay in Art

There is a haunting beauty in architectural ruins. War or the passage of time has ravaged the magnificent feats of earlier civilizations. But in...

Maya M. Tola 11 September 2023

Artist Stories

The Mysterious Pinturas Negras Reveal Goya’s Darkest Secrets

There are already several articles that treat in detail the life and works of Francisco Goya. If you want to learn about his career or most famous...

Magda Michalska 10 September 2023

Romanticism

6 Shades of Romantic Creepiness in Caspar David Friedrich’s Paintings

Caspar David Friedrich was a master of romantic atmosphere. Gothic ruins, contemplative figures silhouetted against skies and morning mists were his...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2023

Romanticism

9 Facts About Caspar David Friedrich You Should Know

Caspar David Friedrich, one of the most important German artists of his generation, was born on this day in 1774. He is mostly known for his...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2023

Animals

Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions and the Portrait of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition in European art dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to...

Rute Ferreira 4 September 2023

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible (especially...

Sarah Mills 4 September 2023

Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day Review

Last Chance to See! Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism

London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery presents Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism, in partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. The first...

Natalia Iacobelli 2 September 2023

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story of the French Painter Auguste Renoir

The artworks of French painter Auguste Renoir are renowned for their light, conspicuous brushstrokes, as well as their pure beauty. Behind mastery...

Rute Ferreira 31 August 2023

Venice in art: Claude Monet, Grand Canal, Venice, 1908, Museum of Fine Arts,Boston Art Travels

Venice by Famous Artists

Venice is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Every nook and cranny looks like a theater or a movie set. It is no wonder that...

Anastasia Manioudaki 27 August 2023

Ukraine Special

Mykola Pymonenko: An Idyllic View of Ukraine

Mykola Pymonenko (1862-1912) was a Ukrainian realist painter. He spent almost his entire life in Kyiv and dedicated his career to painting genre...

Jimena Escoto 24 August 2023