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Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn’t really get a chance to delve into archival materials about...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: J. A. D. Ingres, Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca is painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, produced in seven known versions between 1814 and 1819. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2018

South American Art

Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo Guayasamín

Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father...

Kacper Grass 9 May 2018

Painting Of The Week: Lemminkäinen’s Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 6 May 2018

Surrealism

Free as a Bird – Max Ernst, Lop Lop and the Art of Chance

The unconscious mind can serve as a revealing personal landscape. Feeding our dreams, shaping our personalities and informing our behaviour; the...

Jon Kelly 4 May 2018

Art Forms

Educating Through Art: What We Can Learn From Frederick Schiller’s Writings

Why Art? Any form of Art is devoted to (providing) joy, and there is not any higher and not any more serious duty than to make the human beings...

Jean-Marc Rakotolahy 3 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in Häme

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 29 April 2018

Love Story

In Life, In Art, Till Death Do Us Part: The Romance Of Georgina And Lucílio de Albuquerque

Do you like art history and love stories? You’ve come to the right place because here we have both! Today we present the story of love and art...

Rute Ferreira 27 April 2018

Artist Stories

Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma Yuan

There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious...

Barry Russell 18 April 2018

Women Artists

Faceless Women and Fungi – The Art of Ewa Juszkiewicz

How many portraits of faceless women, with fungi in place of their heads have you ever seen? None? Well, until now, that is. Ewa Juszkiewicz,...

Wojtek Rozdzenski 17 April 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

Hello, it’s me,  I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of a...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

Get To Know The Cultural Legacy of Albert, Prince Consort

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to...

Wendy Gray 12 April 2018