#Portraits

News

In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

Royal portraiture is a centuries old tradition, but it might be called the forerunner of the posed selfie – an artfully curated image which is...

Candy Bedworth 8 September 2022

Lady with an Ermine cover Review

What the Ermine Saw. The Dark History Behind Lady with an Ermine

What the Ermine Saw: The Extraordinary Journey of Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Mysterious Portrait by Eden Collinsworth (Doubleday, May 24, 2022)...

Alexandra Kiely 6 September 2022

Review

Gio Swaby’s First Solo Show on Tour Through the States

Women and people of color are severely underrepresented as artists in the Western art tradition. Praised masterpieces hang on the walls of major...

James W Singer 25 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya M. Tola 23 August 2022

Pop art

Jackie Kennedy – Andy Warhol’s Modern Madonna

Read about the most famous (and controversial) series by Andy Warhol featuring the photographs of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the First Lady, who was...

Magda Michalska 11 August 2022

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 prominent member of Académie Julian. At...

Ruxi Rusu 8 August 2022

Women Artists

From Stockholm to Paris: The Newly Discovered Art of Julia Beck

Better known in France than in her home country, Julia Beck was a successful artist able to earn a living by producing art at the end of the 19th...

Natalia Tiberio 28 July 2022

Women Artists

Tamara de Lempicka: The First Woman Artist to Be a Glamour Star

Tamara de Lempicka, star of the Art Deco world, was described by her Hollywood clients as the “Baroness of the Brush.” If one wanted to...

Magda Michalska 9 July 2022

Artist Stories

10 Things You Must Know About Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka was many things: a successful artist, a society darling, and an expat. She knew how to create interest in herself and capitalize...

Joanna Kaszubowska 13 June 2022

Painting

Famous Painters and Their Children

On June 1st, 1925, the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children held in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2022

Painting

These 4 Cute Children by Joshua Reynolds Will Make You Miss Childhood

Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first president of the British Royal Academy founded in 1768, was an exemplary painter. Having traveled to Italy on his...

Magda Michalska 1 June 2022

European Art

Our Dad Is an Artist: Thomas Gainsborough’s Daughters

British portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough was born on this day in 1727. Happy Birthday! To celebrate, let’s talk about his...

Alexandra Kiely 14 May 2022