What Art Has To Do With Politics: Gustave Courbet And The Paris CommuneApril 16, 2018
The painter Gustave Courbet who was the central figure of Realism, is known for his paintings in which he reveals the true lives of peasants and ordinary workers, at a time when the most well-accepted portraits were those...
George Tooker: A Purveyor of Modern Alienation and DespairMarch 15, 2018
When the American figurative painter, George Tooker died in 2011, The New York Times said of his 1956 painting, Government Bureau, “was inspired by his maddening encounter with the New York City Building Department. Most people who waste...
Immerse Yourself In The World Of the fantastic-realism paintings by Maria AntoMarch 13, 2018
March = Women’s History Month, and this is the next story about a remarkable, contemporary artist named Maria Anto (Maria Czarnecka). Anto was a late 20th-century Polish painter who created a series of fantastic-realism paintings depicting animals, people...
Visit Parisian Landmarks In These Ten Gorgeous PaintingsDecember 1, 2017
If you’ve ever been to Paris, you know that there’s nothing like seeing the city in person. However, that’s no reason not to get a taste of it with some help from great artists. So, let’s look at ten...
Few Comments On Courbet’s Origin of the WorldAugust 21, 2017
In the 19th century, the display of the nude body underwent a revolution – and a massive critique. Gustave Courbet, one of the main scandalists of his epoch, rejected academic painting and its smooth, idealised nudes, but he also...
The Tragic Tale Of The Gierymski BrothersAugust 19, 2017
It is rare to see two siblings as talented and successful – and on the same artistic level – as the Gierymski brothers were, and their story is a worthy chapter in the history of art. Maksymilian Gierymski,...
Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic PioneerApril 11, 2017
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), the first African-American to become an internationally successful artist, was known for his beautiful religious paintings and scenes of African-American life. He is often compared to Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio because...
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