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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms by Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen’s Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms is an interesting painting as it provides a wonderful glimpse into the varied...

James W Singer 12 September 2021

Artist Stories

Sisterhood in Art: Portraying Sisters

It’s not surprising that many artists having sisters, painted their portraits, especially early in their careers. They were probably easily...

Europeana 11 September 2021

Artist Stories

Living in the Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th and early 20th century couple, and, while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history has...

Pola Otterstein 8 September 2021

Romanticism

9 Facts About Caspar David Friedrich You Should Know

Caspar David Friedrich, one of the most important German artist of his generation, was born on this day in 1774. He is mostly known for...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 September 2021

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About Color Field Painting

Ready for a rollercoaster ride through the world of color field painting? Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a long and wild ride! This...

Candy Bedworth 4 September 2021

Painting

The Tiny Big World of Kamal al-din Bihzad – A Persian Miniature Painter

In today’s article, we want to present you with a story of Kamal al-din Bihzad, a renowned Persian miniature painter and head of the royal...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2021

Fashion

10 Beautiful Kimono from the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the leading museums focusing on art and design. It’s special for me due to the vast range of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 August 2021

Women Artists

Mastering Details: Heads and Hands in Käthe Kollwitz’s Art

The focus of Käthe Kollwitz’s art is the human being. Above all, a compassionate, humane outlook is characteristic of her approach. She was mainly...

Petra Dragasevic 25 August 2021

An Important Concept: Shadows in Japanese Culture

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important Japanese writer, mainly during the Shōwa period. One of the author’s most important...

Luciana Craciun 24 August 2021

Asian Art

The Beauty of Folding Screens: Namban Byōbu of Japan

Masterfully crafted into hinged leaves and enclosed within a lacquer frame, the Japanese Namban folding screens or the Namban byōbu contain a...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine II

It seems to be one of those pictures you may accidentally take on holiday when the weather is bad. Rhine II by Andreas Gursky is not a photo we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 August 2021

Photography

Theodore Marceau – The Genius Pioneer of Photographic Studios

Theodore Christopher Marceau (1859-1922) was an American photographer who pioneered the creation of a national chain of photographic studios in the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 August 2021