Baroque

Art State of Mind

How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!

I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I'm...

Magda Michalska 13 June 2019

Art State of Mind

Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern Art

Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google 'murder in art' your computer...

Tony Heathfield 30 April 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

Baroque

The Explosive Life and Death of Carel Fabritius

There is very little known about the life of Carel Fabritius. The scholars didn't really get a chance to delve into archival materials about him...

Magda Michalska 16 May 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Baroque

Three 16th-Century Dutchmen You Should Know

How many painters from the Netherlands do you know? Rembrandt, Bosch, Vermeer… But have you heard of Joachim Patinir, Jan Gossaer,...

Magda Michalska 29 December 2017

Art History 101

Was Nicolas Poussin A Barouqe Artist?

Nicolas Poussin is often considered a representative of French Baroque, as he worked in the first half of the 1600s. Yet, his paintings are so...

Magda Michalska 16 November 2017

Art History 101

Annibale Carracci: The Inventor of Baroque Painting?

When did Mannierism give way to a new style? Was it with Caravaggio's dramatic lighting, or Rubens's opulence? Can we distinguish a moment in...

Magda Michalska 27 September 2017

Art History 101

Caravaggisti: Fans, Epigons, Masters?

Caravaggio made an impact on painting already in his times. Probably because he behaved in defiance of all norms of the Church which was his biggest...

Magda Michalska 20 September 2017

Baroque

Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

This is a typical Vermeer - an ideal woman in an ideal home. In fact, everything around is ideal. Balanced shapes and colors (mainly the primaries)...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 September 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

It's Sunday and it's time for some classics. This masterpiece is one of only a few original works by Caravaggio in American collections. Now it...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 July 2017

Baroque

Reflecting the Invisible or Distorting the Visible: Mirrors in Art

People have always been fascinated with their reflections. In the visual art the mirror has been interpreted as an instrument to show admiration or...

Alina Manevskaya 19 July 2017