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Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet

Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not...

Magda Michalska 1 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Still Life by Henri Fantin-Latour

The greatest happiness can be found in the simple pleasures of daily life. Such simplicities could include the taste of fresh fruit, the smell of...

James W Singer 13 September 2020

Bastille Day in Paintings

Fête nationale or 14 Juillet are the official names of Bastille Day in France. This national French holiday commemorates the beginning of the French...

Magda Michalska 14 July 2020

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know About François Boucher

François Boucher (1703-1770) was a French artist well known for his Rococo style artworks. His artworks are synonymous with the blossom of...

Kateryna Martynova 23 June 2020

Impressionism

Claude Monet: Using the Home and Garden as Inspiration

Claude Monet used his beautiful home and garden in Giverny, France as the source for many of his paintings. We can all learn from the way that he...

Nina Relf 9 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

When people speak of Paris, images of Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée du Louvre flash into the imagination. And for good reason, as they are...

James W Singer 31 May 2020

Museum Stories

The Hidden Gems of the Van Gogh Museum

Every museum has its share of highlights. There are those that struggle with so many that it is difficult to make a list of reasonable length. The...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Almond Blossom by Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. He was not a financially successful artist, and he was entirely dependent on his brother...

James W Singer 17 May 2020

Museum Stories

10 Highlights from the Van Gogh Museum

In a museum dedicated to a painter like Vincent van Gogh, you are bound to find more than ten highlights. But since we all like lists, and as lists...

Joanna Kaszubowska 3 May 2020

Medieval Art

Notre-Dame de Paris – One Year Later

On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as fire swept through the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. For several heartbreaking hours, it...

Alexandra Kiely 15 April 2020

Art State of Mind

Virtual Art Repositories – Explore Endless Artworks from Quarantine

If you've in quarantine and have begun to feel the unpleasant effects of art withdrawal, virtual art repositories are here to help you. These...

Alexandra Kiely 30 March 2020

WTF Art History

Lockdown Artsy Entertainment Toolkit

Initially the idea of a lock-down and extended opportunity to work from home may look a tiny bit appealing. No more commuting, no more dressing up...

Joanna Kaszubowska 21 March 2020