#Sweden

Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Friends, 1900-1907, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden. Detail.  Women Artists

Hanna Hirsch-Pauli: Friendship Goals and Feminism in the 19th-Century Stockholm

Swedish artist Hanna Hirsch-Pauli (1864-1940) is best known for her genre scenes and portraits. She studied at the painting school of August...

Europeana 13 February 2024

Women Artists

Hilma af Klint: Pioneer of Abstract Art

Who invented abstract art? The advent of abstraction has historically been attributed to male artists. However, Hilma af Klint, a Swedish painter and...

Emily Snow 1 February 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ten Largest by Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint was a Swedish abstract artist who was way ahead of her time. She might just be the first abstract painter in Western modern art...

Jinnie Stork 15 January 2024

Artist Stories

Carl Larsson and His Cozy House

Being a prophet in one’s own land is a challenge that extends to artists as well. Carl Larsson, now one of Sweden’s most celebrated...

Magda Michalska 28 November 2023

Art History 101

The Complicated History of Norse Mythology in Art

Literally speaking, mythology is an old-school kind of storytelling. “Mythos” is a Greek word for “story” while “logia” means...

Lana Pajdas 14 March 2023

Impressionism

Fanny Brate: An Everyday Painter You Need to Know

Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Showing great potential from a young age, she started taking drawing and painting classes when she was...

Gokce Dyson 10 March 2023

Photography

5 Swedish Pioneering Female Photographers You Should Know

Mainstream history often overlooks women’s contributions. That’s why the fact that in Scandinavian countries, women took up photography as a...

Europeana 20 December 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

The Devonshire Diamond Tiara - Crowning Glory, beautiful tiaras Design

Crowning Glory – World’s Most Beautiful Tiaras

If you want to feel like a princess there is nothing like a tiara. We all wear earrings, rings, necklaces, but who casually pops a tiara on? Maybe we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 10 January 2022

Museum Stories

Around the world with the National Portrait Gallery – P.5 Europe

The National Portrait Gallery in London is due to close its doors from 29 June 2020. The Inspiring People gallery redevelopment works will take three...

Joanna Kaszubowska 24 February 2020