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Adriaen van Utrecht - Vanitas, composition with flowers and skull, 1642, private collection

A Small Guide To Still Life Symbols (Part 2)

Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

This is the second part of our article about the symbols in 16th and 17th century still lifes from the Netherlands. Read the first part here. So, we are back with our small guide to still... Read More



Weekly Art Gifs Selection

Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

The time has come for our weekly art gifs selection. Today we have for you… 1. John the Baptist with a photobombing Jesus 2. Adam and Eve dreaming of pizza 3. A cut Nightmare 4. Andy... Read More



Pen Pineapple Apple Pen – Art Edition

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

I’m pretty sure you know the new viral youtube song. While watching it for a hundredth time, I remembered a real artistic folly bearing an (in)famous title of “the most bizarre building in Scotland”: the PINEAPPLE... Read More


Willem Claesz Heda , Still Life with a Pie, Wine, Beer and Nuts, 1637, National Museum in Warsaw

A Small Guide To Still Life Symbols (Part 1)

Published on October 12th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

You may think that all those marvellous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th century were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables and sculls. But guess what, they all had their hidden meaning! The... Read More


Gustav Klimt, Music, 1895, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich

5 Facts That Will Help You Understand Symbolism

Published on October 11th, 2016 | by Zuzanna Stanska

Symbolism as a term can be confusing. Usually grouped with the other post-impressionist movements, Symbolism emerged at just about the same time as Impressionism, but it is not entirely accurate to call it “post” Impressionist. So what... Read More

Artists' Stories


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

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