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Ancient Greece

Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final Painting

Botticelli's final painting with a mythological subject is based on a lost painting by an ancient Greek painter Apelles. He ventured to paint a work...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2018

Misunderstood Music, Forbidden Romance and Richard Gerstl’s Art

When an avant-garde composer and painter becomes friends with an avant-garde painter, their relationship will be a stormy one. And if the wife of one...

Magda Michalska 22 May 2018

Masterpiece Stories

A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in Blue

So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined - a...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2018

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 him...

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

Most Important Works of Joseph Beuys (Birthday Edition)

Today Joseph Beuys would turn 97. He was one of those mysterious artists whose biography can be considered a separate work of art, a legend. He's...

Magda Michalska 12 May 2018

Academic Art

Visit Eugène Delacroix Exhibition At The Louvre With Mr. Bacchus

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) The early 19th century is a period when France is going through historical changes on all fronts. The anger of the...

Christopher Michaut 11 May 2018

Brak kategorii

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! A Protest Art Story

The following article could contain a depiction of violence. It's intended only for mature audiences. From Guernica to Vietnam: a protest art...

Candy Bedworth 10 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