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  • Three 16th-Century Dutchmen You Should Know

    By December 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...

  • Was Nicolas Poussin A Barouqe Artist?

    By November 16, 2017

    Nicolas Poussin is often considered a representative of French Baroque, as he worked in the first half of the 1600s. Yet, his paintings are so different from Rubens‘… Can we still call Poussin a Barouqe artist, or should...

  • Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

    By September 27, 2017

    When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio‘s dramatic lighting, or Rubens‘s opulence? Can we distinguish a moment in history, or an artist with whom the new era of painting began? I think that...

  • Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

    By September 20, 2017

    Caravaggio made an impact on painting already in his times. Probably because he behaved in defiance of all norms of the Church which was his biggest patron and commissioner. What a character he was… We could crown him a...

  • Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

    By September 10, 2017

    This is a typical Vermeer – an ideal woman in an ideal home. In fact, everything around is ideal. Balanced shapes and colors (mainly the primaries) enhance the harmonious mood. The basin and water pitcher are recognized as traditional symbols...

  • 5 Greatest Baroque Painters And Their Work

    By September 5, 2017

    Rubens, Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt and Poussin – these are the names of the 5 greatest Baroque painters of the 16th and 17th centuries, a period during which rich colors and a wide range of individualistic styles began to...

  • Painting Of The Week: Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

    By July 30, 2017

    It’s Sunday and it’s time for some classics. This masterpiece is one of only a few original works by Caravaggio in American collections. Now it belongs to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Although he never took in pupils, Caravaggio’s...

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