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Raphael and La Fornarina – The Love Story

Published on October 9th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Margarita Luti is also known as La Fornarina,  which means “the baker’s daughter”. According to the legend, she was the mistress and model of Raphael. According to Vasari, the leading gossip girl of the Renaissance artists, Raphael was... Read More



Sports Lover? Spot The Ball!

Published on October 6th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

Are you an active person? You can’t sit for a long while, you have to be always on the move? Well, then this is a short collection just for you: sports paintings by Sir John Lavery,... Read More


Cain Fleeing Abel
William Blake, 1826

Bible According To Blake

Published on October 5th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

William Blake, an English Romantic poet, painter and printmaker, was commissioned around 80 works with biblical subjects by his patron Thomas Butts, a civil servant. His own interpretations of the famous scenes from the Bible are penetrated... Read More

Female Artists

Berthe Morisot, Woman at Her Toilette, 1875/80, Art Institute of Chicago

Four Women Impressionists You Shouldn’t Forget

Published on October 4th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Impressionism is not only Monet, Renoir and Degas. There were four women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond who were all the members of the circle and exhibited works that were as innovative... Read More



Naked Truth About Academic Art

Published on October 1st, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

Academicism was a dominant style in European sculpture and painting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was called so because it was dictated by the French Academy of Art, Académie des Beaux-Arts, which was probably... Read More

20th century

Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1939, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Theatres and Cinemas in Edward Hopper’s Paintings

Published on September 30th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was famous for two types of paintings in particular – first one focused on the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads,... Read More

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