#19th Century

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes) by Adolph Menzel

The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only the development of the industry but also the new themes in painting. Now, simple...

Kate Wojtczak 1 May 2022

Women Artists

Olga Boznanska: The Uneasy Story of a Polish Painter

Olga Boznanska was one of the most famous female Polish Post-Impressionists. Her multiple portraits of fragile women and children are permeated with...

Magda Michalska, Aniela Rybak-Vaganay 14 April 2022

Symbolism

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 28 March 2022

Giovanni Segantini, View of the medieval town of Caglio with a painting, 2008, Caglio (italy). Art Travels

Visit Super Enjoyable Segantini Outdoor Permanent Exhibition in Italy

In a little town in the north of Italy, there’s a very special museum—the en plein air permanent exhibition of the most significant artworks of...

Camilla de Laurentis 7 March 2022

Ilya Repin, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, 1880–1891, State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg WTF Art History

Want to Insult Your Enemy? Get Inspired by the Badass Zaporozhian Cossacks!

There are dozens if not hundreds of forged documents in the history of the world. They weren’t forged just for fun. Some of them were the basis...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 March 2022

Video

Watch Pierre-Auguste Renoir Painting – Video

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

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2022

Love Story

Lise Tréhot – The Mysterious Beauty from Renoir’s Paintings

Born into a humble French family, Lise Tréhot (1848–1922) was an artist’s model who posed exclusively for Pierre-Auguste Renoir...

Anuradha Sroha 25 February 2022

Architecture

An Urban Gesamtkunstwerk: The Ringstrasse in Vienna

We all associate the city of Vienna with Mozart – Europe’s greatest composer – Austrian Empress Sissi and its magnificent architecture...

Nicole Ganbold 21 February 2022

Art Travels

Fabulous Railway Station Paintings from the Golden Age of Train Travel

Once upon a time, train travel was the height of fashion. That’s why the second half of the 19th century and first few decades of the 20th century...

Alexandra Kiely 18 February 2022

Félix Vallontton, Laziness (La Paresse), 1896, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Museum Stories

6 Best Works in the Van Gogh Museum That Are Not by Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It holds the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 15 February 2022

WTF Art History

Fifty Shades of Dr. Pozzi

There he is, a handsome gynecologist in a portrait entitled Dr. Pozzi at Home painted by John Singer Sargent. Pozzi was a dandy, a gynecologist, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 February 2022

Artist Stories

5 Facts You Need to Know About Gustav Klimt

Do you know Gustav Klimt? This Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession combined highly refined...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 January 2022