Baroque

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong...

James W Singer 5 July 2024

Artemisia Gentileschi conservation News

Long-Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Emerges After Centuries in Storage

A painting by Artemisia Gentileschi has been re-discovered by curators at the Royal Collection Trust after being misattributed for almost two...

Natalia Iacobelli 18 June 2024

Johannes Vermeer, Brieflesendes Mädchen am offenen Fenster, um 1657-59 Zustand nach der Restaurierung © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische Baroque

The Mysterious Cupid in Johannes Vermeer’s Paintings

Johannes Vermeer is one of European art’s most loved and mysterious painters. Moderately known during his lifetime, completely forgotten after...

Zuzanna Stańska, Sophie Pell 14 June 2024

Sculpture

Cupid and Psyche: Love Story Through Sculpture

Cupid and Psyche, mythological characters immortalized in Metamorphoses by Apuleius, have been inspiring artists through the centuries. Sculptors...

Valeria Kumekina 14 June 2024

European Art

Masterpiece Story: The Pineapple Picture

Known as the “pineapple picture,” this enigmatic 17th-century painting captures the royal reception of King Charles II. The British royal...

Maya M. Tola 10 June 2024

Baroque

5 Best Works by Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez is the most important figure of the Spanish Baroque period and one of Europe’s most significant old masters. He was born in...

Anna Ingram 6 June 2024

These five Baroque female painters impacted art; Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Giovanna Garzoni, Lavinia Fontana, and Mary Beale. While each artist was a master of a different technique, they all had one thing in common; they were female painters. Giovanna Garzoni, Dog with a Biscuit and a Chinese Cup Baroque

5 Greatest Baroque Female Painters

These five Baroque female painters greatly impacted art: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Giovanna Garzoni, Lavinia Fontana, and Mary Beale.

Anna Ingram 6 June 2024

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5 Greatest Baroque Painters and Their Works

Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn and Nicolas Poussin – they were the five greatest painters of the 17th century.

Pola Otterstein 6 June 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Rokeby Venus by Diego Velázquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 6 June 2024

Art History 101

Everything You Must Know About Las Meninas

This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 6 June 2024

Georges de La Tour, The Fortune Teller Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Fortune Teller by Georges de La Tour

The Fortune Teller is one of Georges de La Tour’s early masterpieces. The Baroque oil painting, once questioned by the Louvre Museum for its...

Anna Ingram 31 May 2024

Baroque

Peter Paul Rubens in 10 Paintings

A Baroque master and portraitist of the royals, Peter Paul Rubens is probably best known for his often drama-filled religious and mythological...

Anna Ingram 30 May 2024