#Paris

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraying the members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the...

Magda Michalska 25 September 2022

Theater & Cinema

What Did the Artists from Midnight in Paris Look Like in Real Life? Part 1

In Woody Allen’s 2011 film, Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson plays a nostalgic screenwriter who somehow finds himself transported back in time to...

Rachel Witte 16 September 2022

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her...

Camilla de Laurentis 14 September 2022

Surrealism

Leonor Fini: I’m Not a Muse, I’m an Artist

Leonor Fini didn’t agree with André Breton about the role of women in art: the father of Surrealism saw women solely as muses inspiring male...

Magda Michalska 13 September 2022

Art Nouveau

Absinthe – Art Nouveau’s Green Fairy

Since becoming popular in late 19th century France, in the era of Art Nouveau, absinthe has always had a certain mystique. Derived mostly from the...

Europeana 12 September 2022

Photography

10 Photographic Reasons Why You Should Fall in Love with Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist, and illustrator. He produced a collection of provocative...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 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 9 September 2022

Artist Stories

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Life Is Beautiful

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on 24 November 1864 in Albi, France. He wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon but due to illness became a painter.

Petra Dragasevic 9 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

Meet Jane Avril – The Great Muse of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril was a dancer and star of the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s. Her legend is alive until this day – her semi-fictionalized character was...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

In a Cabaret with Toulouse-Lautrec’s Posters

On the outskirts of Paris, a working-class district with cabarets and dance halls called Montmartre became the bohemian center of the city.

Magda Michalska 9 September 2022

Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 September 2022

Review

Book Review: Dressing Up, The Women Who Influenced French Fashion by Elizabeth L. Block

Dressing Up, The Women Who Influenced French Fashion is a 2021 book written by art historian Elizabeth L. Block. She is the Senior Editor in the...

Errika Gerakiti 22 August 2022