Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of AlexandriaMarch 24, 2019
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., nor in the Louvre in Paris. Like...
Everything You Must Know About Las MeninasAugust 24, 2018
This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a ‘sense of life’. Las Meninas, which in Spanish stands for The Ladies-in-waiting, is one of...
Fun And Joy In Jan Steen PaintingsAugust 23, 2018
Hello, dear readers of DAM! In the last few weeks I’ve had bad days, and I’m very happy to be back. To prove to you how happy I am, how about talking about happiness again? Today I want...
The Explosive Life and Death of Carel FabritiusMay 16, 2018
There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn’t really get a chance to delve into archival materials about him because there is barely any. Same with paintings, there are around solely circa...
Painting Of The Week – Rembrandt van Rijn, FloraApril 22, 2018
Rembrandt painted his beloved wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times: in 1634, 1635 (Saskia as Flora, National Gallery of London, UK) and 1641 (Saskia with a red flower, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden,...
Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre PaintingJanuary 11, 2018
One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch and Jan Steen. Ready for some Dutch interiors? Genre? Genre painting was not...
Three 16th-Century Dutchmen You Should KnowDecember 29, 2017
How many painters from the Netherlands do you know? Rembrandt, Bosch, Vermeer… But have you heard of Joachim Patinir, Jan Gossaer, or Maerten van Heemskerck? If not, have a read to find out whether they can be considered among the Netherlandish Old...
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