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  • Claude Monet Autumn Effects at Argenteuil Claude Monet Autumn Effects at Argenteuil

    Claude Monet, Autumn Effects at Argenteuil

    By October 21, 2018

    Claude Monet painted Autumn Effects at Argenteuil in late 1873, which was the moment when the Impressionist movement started to roar on the Paris art scene. The subject is a view of Argenteuil, an expanding industrial centre in the...

  • Edward Hopper Soir Bleu Edward Hopper Soir Bleu

    Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu

    By October 14, 2018

    Loneliness in the crowd. We’re at a café somewhere in France. Seven people sat at the tables: a powdered prostitute, a clown with white make-up, a military man in epaulettes, a bearded bohemian and a pair of slumming aristocrats...

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Theatre Box Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Theatre Box

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Theatre Box

    By October 7, 2018

    Entertainments such as cabarets, theatres and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters whose mission was portraying the modern city life. Theatre in Paris was a rapidly expanding industry during the 19th century where it was important to...

  • Vincent van Gogh Portrait of Joseph Roulin Vincent van Gogh Portrait of Joseph Roulin

    Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin

    By September 30, 2018

    Joseph Roulin worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. He didn’t carry letters—he rather was sorting mail at the train station. In 1888, Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles, a fifteen-hour train ride from...

  • Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter

    Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter

    By September 23, 2018

    On the Johannes Vermeer‘s painting, we see a quiet, private moment. In Woman Reading a Letter, a young woman stands engrossed in reading a letter. She looks like she’s pregnant. It is a morning, and she is still wearing...

  • Paul Gauguin, Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Paul Gauguin, Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

    Paul Gauguin, The Vision after the Sermon

    By September 16, 2018

    Vision after the Sermon is one of the most important works the artist painted in Brittany. Breton peasants, which Gauguin viewed as exotic, are here plain types treated as flat silhouettes and painted in bright colours and simplified shapes. The painting...

  • caravaggio bacchus Caravaggio, Bacchus, c. 1596, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence caravaggio bacchus Caravaggio, Bacchus, c. 1596, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

    Hey Boy, Hey Girl: Bacchus by Caravaggio

    By September 9, 2018

    A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves in his hair. On a stone table in front of him, there is a bowl of fruit and a...

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