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  • The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

    By February 18, 2018

    Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen Rimbault (He was painting vignettes for his clocks). He was noticed luckily by the royal family...

  • Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

    By February 11, 2018

    Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became the leading painter after the death of Jan van Eyck. He was influenced by van...

  • Marc Chagall, Paris Through The Window

    By January 14, 2018

    Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina said: “Paris is always a good idea”. A similar idea must have come to the mind of Marc Chagall who moved to Paris from Russia in 1910. Chagall was overwhelmed by the recent...

  • Edward Hopper, New York Interior

    By January 7, 2018

    Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan School’s entanglement with its moment. “Art cannot be separated from life,”...

  • Piero della Francesca, Nativity

    By December 24, 2017

    Among Piero della Francesca’s surviving paintings, the last one in chronological order is the Nativity in the National Gallery in London. The missing patches of colour, which might almost indicate that the painting is unfinished, are in fact...

  • Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print

    By December 17, 2017

    Automobile Tire Print is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most intriguing collaborative efforts. In 1953, the artist directed composer John Cage to drive his Model A Ford in a straight line over twenty sheets of paper that Rauschenberg had...

  • Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

    By December 10, 2017

    Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten...

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