#19th Century

Art History 101

Escape to the Forest: The Birth of Barbizon School

During the 19th century, the most promising artists trained at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. The Academy taught its pupils...

Gokce Dyson 10 July 2022

Painting

An Orientalist from the Orient: Theodoros Rallis

Not every Orientalist painter journeyed to the Orient or the Levant to observe and interact with the socio-cultural fabric they intended to portray...

Erol Degirmenci 7 July 2022

Rusiñol's painting of a garden view depicting a hedge maze with a sculpture in the center with trees. and filtered sunlight in the distance. Artist Stories

The Beautiful Gardens of Santiago Rusiñol

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats was a prolific painter, draftsman, playwright, novelist, poet, and cultural activist from the late 19th and early 20th...

Maya M. Tola 4 July 2022

Emil Jakob Schindler, Forest Lane near Schärfling, 1890, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Forest Lane near Schärfling by Emil Jakob Schindler

Forest Lane near Schärfling by Emil Jakob Schindler is a masterpiece of Austrian Impressionism. It is an enchanting place where natural wilderness...

James W Singer 4 July 2022

Art Travels

Seven Luminist Seascapes to Make You Want a Beach Vacation

It’s finally summer, and that means it’s time to visit the beach! But if a trip to the lake or the ocean isn’t on your schedule,...

Alexandra Kiely 30 June 2022

Bizarre

9 Creatures by Odilon Redon That Will Give You the Creeps

The creatures of Odilon Redon look like they are out of this world. During the early years of the artistic activity of this Symbolist painter,...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 June 2022

Symbolism

Mythological Femmes Fatales in Mysterious Symbolist Paintings

Symbolism developed in the 19th century, it began as a literary movement but quickly moved into other art forms. Symbolist painters rejected the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 28 June 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

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

Read the story of Anna Bilińska, the Polish painter, who spent her life in Paris. Discover her moving portraits, and the fascinating story of her...

Magda Michalska 18 June 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton

We have prepared a story about this truly warm painting that can leave you in flames…  Ladies and Gentlemen, Flaming June by Sir Frederic...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 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

Design

19th-Century Parisian Advertising Posters

Parisian advertising posters have proven to be an essential element of the retro aesthetic. Reminiscent of the lifestyle of its time, this form of...

Guest Profile 16 June 2022