old masters

“The artist who aims at perfection in everything, achieves it in nothing.” Eugène Delacroix

The so-called Munich School, and the personal bonds between Greek painters and Munich artistry during the 19th century...

Did you know that Picasso’s abstract depiction of five Barcelona prostitutes was deemed immoral when it debuted at the artist’s studio in 1907?

3 October 2016

Interesting models

Another famous painting with interesting models is Grant Wood’s American Gothic.

3 October 2016

The Scream

The Scream 'an icon of modern art ... a Mona Lisa for our time' according to Arthur Lubow.

Claude Monet had been suffering from cataracts since 1912. After the operations which cured his cataracts, he was so excited!

While some claim that Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting is a self-portrait of the artist in drag...

Access to images of paintings has always been a complex matter, however with constantly more museums releasing their collections to the Public Domain, we were able to simplify access to all these works of art. For the first time, USEUM makes it easy to search, browse and obtain Public Domain paintings, all in one platform.

Born on this day in 1849, John William Waterhouse was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, that often sought inspiration in the work of William Shakespeare.

There is an air of mystery surrounding the identity of the girl. Α theory wants the girl to be Vermeer’s eldest daughter Maria, and another wide spread conjecture claims that she was his maid. The second scenario inspired both a novel and a movie, in which the girl was a servant with whom Vermeer had a relationship. She was painted wearing one of his wife‘s pearl earrings...