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Fauvism

Circus and Jazz of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist famous for his use of color. The Circus (below) is a color stencil piece from Matisse’s book...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 30 April 2022

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance, 1890, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Tonight the Moulin Rouge is bursting at the seams. Men in dark coats and distinguished women dance and converse on the buzzing floor. Each has a...

Ruxi Rusu 29 April 2022

Impressionism

Edgar Degas and His Most Beautiful Ballerinas

Edgar Degas was one of the founders of Impressionism, however, he didn’t like the term and preferred to call it “Realist” or...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 April 2022

WTF Art History

How Would Superheroes Have Looked Like in the 17th Century?

The 17th century was a beautiful time full of people wearing ruffs. Huge, remarkable ruffs. Those ruffs stayed in my memory, like in Peter Paul...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 April 2022

Artist Stories

Let’s Ride a Tiger! Escape into the Tropics with Henri Rousseau

Let’s ride a tiger! Definitely not! We should never try to ride a tiger, and Rousseau does not suggest it either! It would be horrible...

Sarah Mills 25 April 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You May Not Know about Édouard Manet

Who has not heard of Édouard Manet? The same Manet whose canvas, Le Déjeuner sur L’herbe, ushered in a new age for art? However, it is...

Ledys Chemin 23 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Édouard Manet, The Railway

In 1873 when this painting was created by the Realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today’s Masterpiece Story is that of The Horse Fair by French Realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The Horse Fair was the undisputed star...

Alexandra Kiely 23 April 2022

Paris Salon. Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun, View of the Salon Carré at the Louvre, ca. 1880, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Art History 101

Paris Salon: 101 on France’s First Public Exhibition

If you were an artist in the 19th century, you probably dreamed of having your painting in the Paris Salon. Simply put, this exhibition was the most...

Jimena Escoto 23 April 2022

WTF Art History

5 Impressionist Gossips Which Will Make You Feel They Staged a Soap Opera

I know, it is a bit rude to discuss private lives of people. But when it comes to the Impressionists, knowing their relationships, connections,...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2022

Women Artists

Constance Marie Charpentier – The Great Forgotten

Constance Marie Charpentier (1767-1849) was a French painter. You have never heard of her? That’s nothing weird, she is one of the plenty of...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 April 2022

Artist Stories

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 18 April 2022