#19th Century

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

European Art

Victor Hugo’s Ink Abstractions: Hidden Talent Revealed

French author, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo is known worldwide for his written work, namely novels such as Les Misérables and The Hunchback of...

Demi Monachino 7 September 2022

Art Travels

Le Mayeur and the Island of Gods

Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès, better known as Jean Le Mayeur was a skilled Impressionist who was active around the early 20th century.

Maya M. Tola 5 September 2022

North American Art

Robert S. Duncanson: African-American Painter in the Spotlight

African-American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson made headlines in January 2021. This happened when his Landscape with Rainbow was featured...

Alexandra Kiely 17 August 2022

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022

Erotica

The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez (+18)

The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical Romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he...

Rute Ferreira 4 August 2022

Museum Stories

Casa Vicens: Visit Gaudí’s First House in Barcelona

When in Barcelona, don’t miss visiting Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí, the famous Catalan architect and author of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 August 2022

Impressionism

Claude Monet and Saint Lazare Train Station

Between 1853 and 1870 Paris has been renovated and modernized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann. This prefect of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 July 2022

Women Artists

From Stockholm to Paris: The Newly Discovered Art of Julia Beck

Better known in France than in her home country, Julia Beck was a successful artist able to earn a living by producing art at the end of the 19th...

Natalia Tiberio 28 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Death and Life by Gustav Klimt

Death has been a fascinating theme for artists since the beginning of time. It was imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 27 June 2022

art nouveau posters Art Nouveau

Why Are Cigarettes So Sexy? A Story of Art Nouveau Posters

Just to make it clear: smoking is bad. But… why do all those people look so sexy with cigarettes? Like Marlene Dietrich with her cigarette holder,...

Magda Michalska 16 June 2022