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Parmigianino, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, c. 1524, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Everything You Must Know About Parmigianino

Published on January 11th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) was born on this day in 1503. Happy Birthday! This great Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker was active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. His work is characterized by... Read More

20th century


Before Boccioni Turned Futurist

Published on January 10th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

Very few artists developed their styles early in the careers. Most of them were searching for the new means of expression for their entire lives, often making unexpected turns and changes. One of such artists was... Read More

20th century

Harald Sohlberg, Winter Night in the Mountains

Harald Sohlberg, The Solitary Genius

Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Harald Sohlberg was a Norwegian painter whose works can be described as “Neo-romantic”. He is particularly known for his depictions of the mountains of Rondane and the town of Røros. Perhaps his most widely recognized paintings,... Read More



Any New Year’s Resolutions?

Published on January 7th, 2017 | by Magda Michalska

Do you also try to change your life when the New Year approaches? Quitting smoking, finding a girlfriend/boyfriend, going on a diet, starting a business or changing a job… The list is endless and this is... Read More

Artists' Stories

Vincent as a grown-up

The Mystery Of Vincent Van Gogh’s Photos

Published on January 4th, 2017 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Vincent van Gogh famously recorded himself in numerous self-portraits, but he hated photography and supposedly he never sat for a photo as an adult. There are two rare photos of the artist as a child that are known to... Read More

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