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Today we are excited to announce that we are launching a brand new feature that we first announced in May, enabling everyone to Download Artworks from USEUM, making art accessible like never before! The Download Artworks page can be found on the main menu to "Artworks" > "Free Images" > "Download Artworks".

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

Foteini Valeonti, founder of USEUM, had the honour to be interviewed by WEgate, a network promoting women's entrepreneurship in Europe. The interview, which can be found below, was also promoted by the Enterprise Europe Network! 

With a background in computer science and interactive digital media, Foteini Valeonti started USEUM during her PhD studies at University College London under the title ‘Making Art more Accessible with Crowdsourcing’The project benefitted from seed-funding and it is the first-ever crowdsourced art museum. Today, it employs 14 people and WEgate wanted to know how it all started.

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...

4 September 2016

Art Quote: At the Louvre

There is only one thing more impressive than the grandiose paintings at the Louvre...