#self-portrait

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

Women Artists

Anna Bilińska’s Parisian Career and Tragic Life

If you think your life is taking wrong turns and it feels like you’re sailing against the wind, read on. The story of artist Anna Bilińska, [...]

Magda Michalska 27 September 2021

Photography

See Rare Photographs Taken by Edgar Degas

Today is World Photography Day. On this day, August 19th, in 1839 the French government bought the patent for the daguerreotype and released it [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2021

Photography

The True Star of Early Photography: Virginia Oldoini

Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini- in short, Countess of Castiglione- was a real celebrity of her times. I imagine that in [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 17 August 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed [...]

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Artist Stories

Diego Rivera’s Life in Self-Portraits

Diego Rivera is mostly famous for his controversial mural for the Rockefeller family and for being the husband of Frida Kahlo. Yet in his lifetime, [...]

Magda Michalska 19 July 2021

Baroque

The Dutch Master of Selfies: Rembrandt’s 6 Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born 415 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today, people take [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 15 July 2021

Women Artists

Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-Portraits

Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan [...]

Anuradha Sroha 20 March 2021

Artist

Famous Musicians who Paint: Making Music and Art

Creatively speaking, the term 'art' can mean many things. Whether it is music, writing, painting, sculpting, or drawing, it is all under the umbrella [...]

Rachel Witte 12 January 2021

Art Forms

Connections Between Art in Advertising

Type the words 'art in advertising' into your internet search bar and, more than likely, multiple sources on the topic will arise. Sources ranging [...]

Rachel Witte 26 November 2020

Photography

Andrés Marti: Every Experience Generates Roots

According to Goethe, melancholy is a sense of sadness whose causes are unknown. Its symptoms are the only thing you are aware of, that’s why you [...]

Guest Profile 23 November 2020

Women Artists

10 of the Most Famous Female Artist Self-Portraits

Although known as a modern day invention, selfies have actually been around for centuries, albeit in the more traditional form of self-portraits. [...]

Charlotte Stace 22 October 2020