Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in HämeApril 29, 2018
The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading institutions in the OpenGLAM movement to promote free and open access to digital cultural heritage. These artworks are also...
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,...
Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)April 15, 2018
Hello, it’s me, I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… I guess it’s a cult portrait by now, probably almost everyone knows my face. It’s kind of awkward, though, that...
Salvador Dali, The Burning GiraffeApril 7, 2018
The Burning Giraffe is one of Salvador Dalí’s most famous paintings. It was created in 1937, when the artist, at the time the most famous Surrealist was still in Europe, before his 8 year old exile in the United...
Dietric Bouts, The ResurrectionApril 1, 2018
Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 where he established a school, became...
The Wounded Angel By Hugo SimbergMarch 25, 2018
Two boys carry a stretcher, bearing an angel dressed in white. The angel is clearly ill – her eyes are bandaged, the wing is bloodied and she can barely hold onto the stretcher. This painting, entitled The Wounded...
Flowers, Designer Dresses And 2 year-old Fans. Obamas’ Official PortraitsMarch 18, 2018
On February 12, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest additions to the collection of Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, which houses multiple portraits...
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