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10 incredible stories about famous women artists of the Renaissance and Baroque
In the 16th century, the world of art belonged to men, but the fairer sex also left its bright mark in history. At some point, their names were on everyone’s lips, and admiring male artists accepted them to the Academies of Art, breaking their own rules. How did these ladies manage to become famous artists?
Touches for the portrait: 6 stories about important and not-so-important things in Renoir's life
Auguste Renoir was influenced neither by money nor by fame, he could not tolerate intellectuals and sticklers, but most of all he was afraid that his children would get into business. He appreciated scientific achievements, but was sure that science took the wrong turn: piece production was replaced by the batch one. Renoir didn't care about political regime or ideology – he preferred to remain…
From Pre-Raphaelites to Bauhaus. How 11 art movements got their names
As anyone who has read an art history syllabus knows that the history of modern art has been dominated by groups of like-minded artists with specific aims or approaches, otherwise known as art movements. Since the late 19th century, a quick succession of radically experimental groups has responded to rapidly changing social, political, and cultural climates – leading to the formation of dozens…
9 overwhelming Viennese exhibitions to see in 2019
Albrecht Dürer and Mark Rothko, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl, Baroque exhibitions from Caravaggio paintings to the sculptures by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, as well as the most outstanding works from the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein are all represented by the leading museums of Vienna until the end of 2019. Here are nine best exhibitions worth visiting while in the Austrian capital.
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Hayao Miyazaki's mystical universe: 10 facts about the filmmaker and artist
Thanks to his animated films, Hayao Miyazaki got two Academy Awards, several nominations for the most prestigious film award and countless prizes at film festivals. But he's not a big fan of receiving these prizes personally. Travelling around the world for the sake of confirming his own talent, instead of seeking for inspiration is not for him. In 2014, Hayao Miyazaki became part of the…
Why did the Parisians steal the posters by Alfons Mucha
Alphonse Mucha made his way to his luck for a long time, and he became famous literally in one night. His success was brought by the unsurpassed Sarah Bernhardt, who approved his poster sketch, in which she acted in main role in the play "Gismonda". After the posters were spread, Mucha instantly became famous. It is rumored that the Parisians liked his posters so much that they bought additional copies from the distributors, and if they did not manage to agree with them, they stole posters, cutting them off in the dark from the walls with razor blades. Well, turning ordinary objects into works of art was a special gift of the famous artist.
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