Baroque

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn's etchings? It's Rembrandt House Museum in...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt painted this group portrait of seven surgeons and the physician Nicolaes Tulp in 1632 - he was only 26 years old then. Nicolaes Tulp was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 March 2017

Baroque

The Abduction of the Sabine Women – The Art of Story Telling

If, as is popularly believed, there are only [easyazon_link identifier="0826480373" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]seven plot types in...

Wendy Gray 23 February 2017

Artist Stories

How Did Caravaggio Die? The Answer Is Not Easy

Caravaggio was a great artist, no doubt about it. But he was also a rowdy. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 October 2016

Artist Stories

Han van Meegeren: Vermeer’s Forger And His Fakes

Who wouldn’t love to discover an unknown original painting by Johannes Vermeer? It must be a blissful moment to find an untouched and...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2016

Artist Stories

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Rape Survivor And Her Revenge

Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the best Italian Baroque painters. This strong woman painted plenty of paintings of strong and suffering women from...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 August 2016

Artist Stories

Rembrandt And His Saddest Love Story

You know Rembrandt and his portraits in hats. You know his biblical scenes and his views of Amsterdam. You could recognize his style from afar. But...

Magda Michalska 21 August 2016

Baroque

The Deadly Sarmatians and their coffin portraits (seriously creepy!)

In the 17th and 18th centuries [easyazon_link identifier="0231128177" locale="US" tag="dailyartdaily-20"]Poland[/easyazon_link] was a much bigger and...

Magda Michalska 27 June 2016