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Art History Lesson: Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot painting at Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris

Ever since I first visited Musée Marmottan-Monet in Paris, I have become obsessed with Berthe Morisot. She was one of a few female Impressionist painters, but among the best of them. With the intimate world she described on her paintings and fantastic painting style, she is a painter you should know about. That’s why this art history lesson is dedicated to that fascinating painter.

Art History Lesson: Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh painting at Kröller-Müller Museum

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. He is among the founders of modern art and one of the most influential modern painters. However, he was also a talented writer, a teacher, an art dealer and one of the first modern travellers. In this Culture Tourist’s art history lesson, you’ll learn more about Vincent van Gogh, his life and his artworks.

20 Most iconic churches in Europe

Most iconic churches in Europe

Europe is home to numerous beautiful buildings designed in different styles, from the early medieval edifices to some very modern ones. I especially love the European churches because they were built in various historical styles. Still, you can also see numerous regional characteristics in them. To boost your wanderlust a bit, here are 2o most iconic churches in Europe.

Belgian Chocolate: The best chocolate shops in Bruges

View on Golden Ages canal in Bruges

Recently, I made a new rule while travelling – I am buying only edible souvenirs. So, you can imagine that now, going to Belgium for me, is a little holiday itself. Each time, I’m back with a bag full of Belgian chocolates (and a few more jogging mornings scheduled in my agenda). In this post, I compiled a short list of the best chocolate shops in Bruges, that will help you find the best Belgian chocolate shops in that charming Flemish town.

The travelling artists & artworks in Renaissance Europe

Travelling artists in renaissance europe

Have you ever wondered how artists travelled in the past? How did they deliver their artworks, and how far did they go? The time of the Renaissance was marked by travelling, Great Geographical Discoveries, and the rebirth of Classical antique art. It’s surprising to find out how quickly one got to know artist’s work far away, even before the Internet or motor vehicles. But also how difficult it was for artists to travel. However, despite all the difficulties, those Renaissance artists were some of the first culture tourists in the world.

Summer in Art History

Summer was a frequent motif in many paintings throughout history. Starting in the Roman times, it was especially popular to show some of the allegories of different seasons in Renaissance and Baroque art. To celebrate the start of Summer here at the Culture Tourist, we curated some of the most beautiful paintings with a Summer theme in Art History for you. Enjoy!