Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, IrisesMarch 31, 2019
One year before his death on March 30th 1890, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum in Saint-Rémy, originally a 12th century Augustinian monastery. Isolation was what he wanted. There he created almost 130 paintings...
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...
Painting of the Week: Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue ArmchairMarch 10, 2019
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists as one of “les trois grandes dames”...
Painting of the Week: Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the MedusaMarch 3, 2019
Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor of Delacroix’s Massacre at Chios and Liberty Leading the People. In...
Painting of the Week: Giovanni Panini, Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti GonzagaFebruary 24, 2019
This painting shows a truly spectacular assembly of artworks. Would you be surprised or excited to learn that it was once somebody’s real art collection? All these paintings belonged to Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (1690-1756), a collector and...
Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, RythmesFebruary 16, 2019
The picture was inspired by the round shapes that marked the return of the artist to orphism and study of harmony in painting. For Delaunay, modernity is defined by its excessiveness. Under the effects of urban novelties from...
Painting of the Week: Gustave Courbet, Woman with a ParrotFebruary 10, 2019
Gustav Courbet, the enfant terrible of French 19th-century art, did everything he could to save himself in the memory of the contemporary art critics. After the success of Cabanel’s Birth of Venus at the Salon of 1863, Courbet wanted to...
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