Painting of the Week: Giotto, Ognissanti MadonnaJanuary 27, 2019
Giotto di Bondone is known as the artist who in the 13th century began to paint in a way that led art history to Renaissance. This Florentine painter revolutionized the depiction of the human form. As the late-16th...
Paul Cézanne, The BathersJanuary 20, 2019
When little Paul was born on 19th January 1839 nobody could expect that he will revolutionize painting with developing a unique style and influence a whole generation of artists. Let’s have a look at one of Cézanne’s last...
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman CampagnaJanuary 13, 2019
Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: “Having a bad day? Always remember: someone painted a life-sized portrait of Goethe with two left feet.” The someone was actually...
Giotto di Bondone, Adoration of the MagiJanuary 6, 2019
January 6 in the Christian calendar is a day devoted to the Magi. According to the Bible, Three Wise Men from the East come to Bethlehem to visit Baby Jesus, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. There are probably thousands of depictions of...
Jacopo Tintoretto, Marriage at CanaDecember 30, 2018
Because it’s the New Year’s Eve tomorrow and many of you are going to have fun I’ve chosen for our painting of the week a work depicting a party. It’s not a typical party, it’s a biblical wedding...
Cuno Amiet, Snowy Landscape (Deep Winter)December 23, 2018
These are the shortest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s dark and cold outside but there are two things which brighten the night – Christmas lights and snow, and this week’s painting is all about...
Paul Klee, Fish MagicDecember 16, 2018
When I was a child, my parents bought a poster showing a reproduction of a warmly-colored painting with two small camels and a donkey lost in a composition of abstract rectangles. It turned out to be Paul Klee. It...
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