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Women Artists

Mary Cassatt: The Story of the American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who developed her skills by studying, working, and living in France. She was one of only three...

Marija Canjuga 22 May 2021

Medieval Art

Medieval Take on Comic Books – Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Middle Ages have a very sketchy reputation. On one hand, we know that a lot of amazing art was created during that time. On the other hand,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 May 2021

Rococo

Queen Marie Antoinette in Portraits

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and Navarre before the French Revolution, she is known from many portraits. However, during the...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is considered Edouard Manet’s last major painting. Presented in the Salon of 1882, just a year before the artist’s...

Anastasia Manioudaki 2 May 2021

Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of...

Rute Ferreira 26 April 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Mackerel

Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works...

James W Singer 28 March 2021

How Did Paris Fall in Love with Ballets Russes?

Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev. No doubt, Ballets Russes made Russian ballet famous all...

Kateryna Martynova 24 February 2021

Photography

Paris Through the Lens of Early Photographers

Paris is a centuries old city which witnessed many ground-breaking moments. One of them was the first photograph of a living human being ever taken!...

Magda Michalska 22 February 2021

Sculpture

César Baldaccini: Master of Compression

César Baldaccini, better known simply as César, was a prominent French sculptor of the 1960s. He created large sculptures formed by compressing...

Caroline Galambosova 11 January 2021

Impressionism

Claude Monet and the Masterpieces Painted in Series

Claude Monet was famous for his series of paintings. He repeatedly painted the same subject in different lights, at different hours of the day, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2021

Trouvelot and his Unique Art of the Cosmos

First published in 1881, Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s portfolio of astronomical illustrations is an exceptional collection of majestic...

Jon Kelly 20 December 2020

African Art

What Does the Return of Algeria’s Skulls Tell Us About France?

On July 3rd, 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron made the decision to return twenty-four Algerian Skulls back to Algeria. The skulls were greeted...

Guest Profile 10 December 2020