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Art History 101

Genres Explained: Still Life in Painting

Let’s explore the history of still life through a selection of 10 paintings corresponding to two key moments: the 17th century in the...

Soledad Castillo Jara 11 August 2021

Post-Impressionism

Fast and Yummy: All We Know About Cezanne’s Fruit

Paul Cezanne was widely misunderstood by his contemporaries. This shy man, who was a precursor of Cubism and Fauvism, loved to paint fruit (in art...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 August 2021

Women Artists

Amélie Beaury-Saurel: The Incredible Life and Works

A true femme fatale in the art world, Amélie Beaury-Saurel was a French painter in the 19th century and a member of the Académie Julian. At the...

Ruxi Rusu 3 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ruins of the Château de Pierrefonds

Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction...

James W Singer 1 August 2021

Fashion

French Elegance – How Did Women Dress in the 18th Century?

While we can no longer personally experience the splendor of 18th-century fashion, thankfully many painters of the time left us the answer to the...

Pola Otterstein 29 July 2021

Fashion

Dressed in a Masterpiece: Sonia Delaunay and Her Wearable Art

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born French artist and fashion designer, who spent most of her working life in Paris. Along with her husband, Robert...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 July 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Fashion

Madame Grès, The Sphinx of Fashion

During the 1930s, fashion was heavily influenced by ancient Greece. In the previous decades, there was an appreciation through patterns such as the...

Errika Gerakiti 26 July 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Eva Gonzalès

You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for...

Abreeza Thomas 25 July 2021

Erotica

The Naked Truth About Nudes in Academic Art

Academicism was a dominant style in European sculpture and painting in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was called so because it was dictated by the...

Magda Michalska 26 June 2021

Women Artists

The Most Painted Woman in the World Was Lesbian: Suzy Solidor

Born in 1900, Suzanne Louise Marie Marion, known as Suzy Solidor, was a French artist who sang and acted in movies, but over time she became most...

Pola Otterstein 5 June 2021

Women Artists

Camille Claudel: Love, Despair, and Auguste Rodin

There is a common saying that behind every great man, there is a great woman. It was no exception for the legendary sculptor, generally considered...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2021