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Koitsu, Snow at Miyajima, 1937

Japanese Woodblock Prints Ukiyo-e With Snow And Winter

Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Woodblock prints were initially used as early as the eighth century in Japan to disseminate texts, especially Buddhist scriptures In 1765, new technology made it possible to produce single-sheet prints in a whole range of colors. Woodblock... Read More


Ferdinand Hodler, Die Dents Blanches, 1917, Kunstmuseum Bern

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes of Ferdinand Hodler

Published on December 20th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Ferdinand Hodler is the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most popular paintings by Hodler have been his landscapes which in his own words, bring out “nature’s essential beauty”. Sadly,... Read More

20th century


Strange Television Ads of Salvador Dalí

Published on December 19th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Salvador Dalí was famous of having a nose to promotion and turning his talent into money. Or maybe his wife Gala had this nose, and he was only a smart follower. Anyways, in 1939 André Breton, founder... Read More

20th century


Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

Wassily Kandinsky is chiefly associated with Der Blaue Reiter – an international group of avant-guarde artists based in Munich who believed that art can save the humanity. However, before this Russia-born artist became the leader and main... Read More

20th century


How Yves Klein Played with Gold

Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Piotr Policht

Two weeks ago, we showed you some art of Edward Krasiński whose exhibition you can see right now at Tate Liverpool. There’s another great ongoing exhibition there, the one of Yves Klein. Klein was another artist for... Read More

Female Artists


Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck – A Female Finnish Gem

Published on December 14th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

I want to share with you my latest discovery: Helena Sofia Schjerfbeck, an unknown gem of Finnish painting. She began during the fine-de-siecle and painted until the late 1940’s. Her very idiosyncratic and personal style makes her difficult... Read More

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