#19th Century

Impressionism

Masterpiece Story: Springtime by Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, who is absorbed by reading in the shadow of lilacs. The painting is...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017

Artist Stories

The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil Carlsen

Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid...

Anthony de Feo 8 April 2017

Realism

JMW Turner and Honore Daumier – Sign Of Their Times

The early part of the 19th Century saw population rises, expansions of cities and the industrialisation of productivity which brought new challenges...

Wendy Gray 2 April 2017

Fashion

Edgar Degas and the Paris Milliners

When we think of Edgar Degas, we see his depictions of ballet dancers, nude bathers, and racetracks. But Degas had another favorite subject – the...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 March 2017

Photography

Decadent Masterpieces Reconstructed In Photographs

Two artists – Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto began their artistic collaboration in 2009 with the project “The Essence of...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 March 2017

Impressionism

Watch Claude Monet Painting Outdoors

This is unique film of French Impressionist Claude Monet, painting outdoors, ‘en plein air’, in his famous garden at Giverny. Firstly we...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 January 2017

Impressionism

Masterpiece Story: Portrait of Artist’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler

This is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States. It has been variously described as an American icon and a...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 January 2017

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...

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

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

Artist Stories

Gustave Caillebotte’s Urban Intimacy

Gustave Caillebotte was a master of urban intimacy. He was a member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, in fact he painted in a much...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 August 2016

Music

This Victorian Film Will Make You Feel Like On Florence And The Machine Concert

This month I saw a concert of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00TKTJWEM” locale=”US” tag=”dailyartdaily-20″]Florence...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 July 2016