#Art Institute of Chicago

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1906, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Water Lilies is a masterpiece of Impressionism. It blends the artist’s objective world and subjective...

James W Singer 7 November 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This beautiful painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known under two titles. The first one – Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2022

Art History 101

The Window and the Pitchfork: The Story Behind Wood’s American Gothic

Under the blue sky of Iowa, a man and a woman stand solemnly in front of their house. They are farmers as suggested by their clothing and the...

Anastasia Manioudaki 25 March 2020

Art State of Mind

The Best of the Best Museums to Visit Virtually on Lockdown (Constantly Updated)

So, we have a pandemic. The world is locked down. The museums are closed. While we should all be staying home, we have prepared a list of the best of...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 March 2020