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Art Nouveau

Poster for J. Edouard Pernot Absinthe extra-supérieure, Leonetto Cappiello, 1900. BNF PD.

Absinthe and Art Nouveau

Published on March 7th, 2017 | by Europeana

This month we’re partnering with Europeana again to celebrate their fantastic new Art Nouveau season (21 February – 29 May). The season explores the depth and diversity of the influential art movement and features beautiful Art... Read More


Renaissance

Detail of David, Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1501, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florenze

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Published on March 6th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Guess who is the birthday boy today? It’s Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He is one of those geniuses whose biography is well known by many.... Read More


Female Artists

Eliza Pratt Greatorex; Landscape near Cragsmoor, NY; 1863; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Six Female Artist of the Hudson River School

Published on March 4th, 2017 | by Alexandra Kiely

The Hudson River School, a movement in American landscape painting, was America’s first independent artistic tradition. It was very popular in the middle half of the nineteenth century due to its focus on American scenery and nationalism. Notable Hudson River School artists include... Read More


Romanticism

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, (1781), Detroit Institute of Arts

Henry Fuseli And His Fantasy World

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Henry Fuseli was a master of romantic imaginary. He was one of those artists who shaped our vision of the epoch. That scary vision. He was born in Zürich, Switzerland under the last name of Füssli. After... Read More


Female Artists

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Meet Rita Kernn-Larsen, The Surrealist

Published on March 2nd, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

When you hear Surrealism, you probably think Dalí, Magritte, Ernst… But can you think of any female artists…? Today you’ll meet one of them, Rita Kernn-Larsen, who is barely known even in her native Denmark and whose mini-exhibition... Read More


21st century

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Maurizio Cattelan And His Obsession With Pigeons

Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

It was at the Venice Biennale in 1997 when Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan exposed 2000 stuffed pigeons installed on the top of the air conditioning pipes in the Italian pavilion. Their presence was revealed to the... Read More


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