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Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 1902-1930, Barcelona, Spain, Photo by Joanna Kaszubowska. Architecture

Barcelona’s Hidden Modernista Gem: Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

When you think of architecture in Barcelona surely Antoni Gaudí comes to mind. Barcelona is peppered with his works like panettone with raisins. But...

Joanna Kaszubowska 29 December 2022

WTF Art History

The Caganer: A Christmas Tradition

As Christmas approaches, many of us are probably decorating our homes for the holidays which will hopefully bring us some joy. One of the main...

Soledad Castillo Jara 24 December 2022

Remedios Varo, An unexpected visit, 1958. Women Artists

Remedios Varo: Forgotten Spanish Painter of Magic

Remedios Varo (1908-1963) was a 20th-century Surrealist painter. Born in Spain, she was forced to move to France and Mexico to escape the Spanish...

Jimena Escoto 16 December 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sympathy by Remedios Varo

Sympathy is a fascinating painting by Catalan artist Remedios Varo. It presents a lady with a cat in a most unusual and Surrealist situation. You...

Alicja Gluszek 16 December 2022

Surrealism

10 Weird Things About Salvador Dali You Should Know

It was very difficult to choose only 10 weird things about Salvador Dali. He is widely known as one of the most eccentric artists in art history. And...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 November 2022

Artist Stories

Pablo Picasso and His Women

Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his tumultuous (or even abusive)...

Pola Otterstein 19 November 2022

Ende, Prologue, On the Church, Gerona Beatus, Miniature, ca. 975 CE Women Artists

Ende: The First Spanish Female Manuscript Illuminator Documented

She is an enigma, an ancient, foggy artist from northern Spain in the Middle Ages. We learn nothing about Ende’s identity, life, or whether she...

Wen Gu 15 November 2022

Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby Venus Baroque

5 Best Works by Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez is the most important figure of the Spanish Baroque period and one of Europe’s most significant old masters. He was born in...

Anna Ingram 7 November 2022

Baroque

5 Still Lifes by Francisco de Zurbarán You Need to Know

Although he is best known for his religious themes, Francisco de Zurbarán created wonderful still lifes that stand out for their simplicity and, at...

Andra Patricia Ritisan 7 November 2022

European Art

El Greco: The Grandfather of Expressionism

The guide to the Prado Museum describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these...

Wendy Gray 7 November 2022

Baroque

Francisco de Zurbarán: The Spanish Caravaggio

Francisco de Zurbarán was one of the major Spanish painters of the 17th century. He is especially known for his religious subjects and for the...

Vithória Konzen Dill 7 November 2022

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 7 November 2022