Painting of the Week: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Madame Thadée Natanson at the TheaterAugust 11, 2019
Henri Toulouse Lautrec is famous for the portrayals of Paris nightlife: cabarets, theatres and brothels. He showed us the world of decadence and escape from the urban malaise where his friends, muses, patrons collided. In this sketch, he...
Painting of the Week: David Hockney, A Bigger SplashAugust 4, 2019
David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognisable. As you hunch over your work, dreaming of a summer break, let’s take a look at his painting A Bigger...
Painting of the Week: Giovanni Battista Moroni, The TailorJuly 28, 2019
The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite handsome (he somewhat reminds me of Hugh Jackman, I’m not sure if...
Painting of the Week: Nicolas Maes, Young Woman Peeling ApplesJuly 21, 2019
Today’s Painting of the Week is Young Woman Peeling Apples by Nicolas Maes (1634-1693). Maes was a Dutch Golden Age painter who specialized in small-scale domestic scenes and portraits. Like many Dutch genre scenes, this painting features a...
Painting of the Week: Miguel Covarrubias, The Mexican Street SceneJuly 14, 2019
An ordinary, rather empty street in the Mexican countryside. Two people. In the center, a woman with closed eyes, covered by a blue shawl. Pensive. Motionless. Behind her, a man heading towards us. Miguel Covarrubias draws us to...
Painting of the Week: José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac RavineJuly 7, 2019
The Metlac Ravine is like a huge postcard sent in the past that captures the monumental nature of the southern, coastal state of Mexico-Veracruz and the speeding modernization of the country that took place in the second part...
Painting of the Week: Joaquín Sorolla, Capturing the MomentJune 30, 2019
The Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla spent most of his summers with his family in French Biarritz, 35 kilometres from the border with Spain. Sorolla was a master of capturing the moment – here, in the work entitled Capturing the Moment,...
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