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Artist Stories

5 Things You Should Know About Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who lived and worked in the Dutch Golden Age. Along with Rembrandt and Frans Hals, he is considered one of the [...]

Anastasia Manioudaki 13 October 2021

Symbols

Paintings within Paintings: Time to Go Meta in the Art World

A few weeks ago, the art world celebrated the complete restoration of Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. It turns out that on [...]

Jimena Escoto 3 October 2021

Baroque

Pure Happiness, Fun, and Joy in Jan Steen’s Paintings

I am a true happiness digger and I'm looking for happiness also in art. If you are a frequent reader here, you may have seen our other articles about [...]

Rute Ferreira 16 July 2021

Artist Stories

Islam in the Eyes of Osman Hamdi

The first and last Orientalist painter of the Ottoman Empire is Osman Hamdi Bey. Born in modern day Turkey, educated in Paris, highly regarded as an [...]

Irina Diana Calu 12 May 2021

Baroque

Dark Shadows of Seville in Murillo’s Paintings

Apart from fulfilling commissions for churches and noblemen’s mansions, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted genre scenes depicting poor children in [...]

Soledad Castillo Jara 1 May 2021

Women Artists

Fanny Brate: A Forgotten Painter of Everyday Art

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was [...]

Gokce Dyson 9 April 2021

Music

How to Show Music in Paintings? Best Depictions of Music in Art

There is an undeniable symbiosis between painting and music. The influence of one medium on the other is profoundly apparent in the works of many [...]

Maya Tola 29 March 2021

Women Artists

Five Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

“Why have there been no great female artists?” continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized [...]

Anastasia Tsaleza 8 March 2021

History

Artists and Industrial Revolution: Images of the Changing World

The Industrial Revolution brought fundamental and irreversible social changes. But what was its influence on art and artists? Changing Times, [...]

Europeana 7 December 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: François Boucher, La Toilette

The soft rustle of silky cloth and the hard crackling of burning wood echo against the yellow papered walls of the boudoir. The small room is [...]

James W Singer 22 November 2020

History

Did You Know? Haarlem in the Dutch Golden Age

The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of the [...]

Rachel Witte 20 October 2020

Artist Stories

Winslow Homer – Painter of America

From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized, [...]

Alexandra Kiely 6 October 2020