#19th Century

Artist Stories

Joanna Hiffernan: Artist, Model and Whistler’s Muse

Joanna Hiffernan and James Abbott McNeill Whistler met in London in 1861. He instantly fell in love with her striking red hair and outspoken...

Louisa Mahoney 3 October 2022

North American Art

Henry Ossawa Tanner, An African-American Artistic Pioneer

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), the first African-American artist who became internationally successful, was known for his beautiful religious...

Alexandra Kiely 27 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

7 Extraordinary Van Gogh Paintings You’ve Probably Never Seen

Today, we wanted to focus on something extraordinary and show you 7 of Van Gogh’s paintings you’ve probably never seen. Everyone knows The Starry...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 September 2022

Claude Monet Water Lilies Impressionism

Claude Monet and Masterpieces Painted in Series

Claude Monet was famous for his series of paintings. He repeatedly painted the same subject in different lights, at different hours of the day, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 September 2022

Impressionism

Claude Monet: Using the Home and Garden as Inspiration

Claude Monet used his beautiful home and garden in Giverny, France, as the inspiration source for many of his paintings. We can all learn from the...

Nina Relf 24 September 2022

North American Art

Welcome Autumn with Jasper Cropsey’s Colorful Landscape Paintings

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823–1900) was an American artist of the Hudson River School movement. He is often called “The Painter of Autumn”...

Alexandra Kiely 23 September 2022

Love Story

Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that’s handy, isn’t it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed “a young girl with a lovely white...

Magda Michalska 13 September 2022

Art Nouveau

Absinthe – Art Nouveau’s Green Fairy

Since becoming popular in late 19th century France, in the era of Art Nouveau, absinthe has always had a certain mystique. Derived mostly from the...

Europeana 12 September 2022

Photography

10 Photographic Reasons Why You Should Fall in Love with Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator. He produced a collection of provocative...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2022

Artist Stories

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Life Is Beautiful

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on 24 November 1864 in Albi, France. He wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon but due to illness became a painter.

Petra Dragasevic 9 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

Meet Jane Avril – The Great Muse of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

In a Cabaret with Toulouse-Lautrec’s Posters

On the outskirts of Paris, a working-class district with cabarets and dance halls called Montmartre became the bohemian center of the city.

Magda Michalska 9 September 2022