#Portraits

Art History 101

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Rococo

The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her “the sparkle of Peter the...

Guest Profile 12 August 2020

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady Peel

When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Frick Collection, I was intrigued by the artwork. There is a...

Marina Kochetkova 5 July 2020

Art State of Mind

Family in Art: Missing Our Loved Ones

Today, we have photographs and video cameras to help us capture special moments or gatherings with family and friends. We are able to capture the...

Rachel Witte 25 May 2020

Art State of Mind

Art Memes in the Time of Quarantine

Memes seem to be the way that our generation sees the world. We send, make, and, most of all, laugh at them. It may not come as a surprise then that...

Rachel Witte 22 April 2020

Museum Stories

Around the World with the National Portrait Gallery – P.1 The Extremes

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors starting 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery re-development works will take...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 January 2020

Museum Stories

National Portrait Gallery in London

You have approximately six months until the National Portrait Gallery shuts down for a three year renovation (29 June 2020 – Spring 2023)! If...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 14 December 2019

Women Artists

Jeanne Hébuterne: Not Only a Muse but an Artist in Her Own Right

This article is not about the tragic love story between Jeanne Hébuterne and Amedeo Modigliani (if you want to read about it, click here). This...

Magda Michalska 12 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Egon Schiele, Edith with Striped Dress, Sitting

Edith Harms, the future wife of Egon Schiele, lived with her sister, Adele and their parents across the street from Schiele’s studio at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2018

Why is Klimt Famous?

Gustav Klimt, born in Austria in 1862, is celebrated as one of the most valued artists in the history of art. But, why is Klimt famous? Why exactly...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 28 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Lady in Gold: Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two stunning portraits by Gustav Klimt depicting Adele Bloch-Bauer. This portrait was commissioned...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2017