Painting of the Week: Ford Madox Brown, The Last of EnglandDecember 29, 2019
Out of the cold English air comes a man tired from a hard day’s work. He enters his home where his loving wife waits with a hot meal to warm his cold body. They sit in the dining...
Hiroshige’s Winter Views of EdoDecember 21, 2019
One of the most famous woodblock printers of the late Edo period in Japan, Hiroshige, produced a series of a hundred views showing Edo city (today’s Tokyo) from unusual viewing angles, which revealed the hidden beauty of everyday...
Winter in Paris: Gustave Caillebotte, Rooftops in the SnowDecember 15, 2019
You open your eyes to the early morning light filtering through your windows. You instantly feel the cold air of the bedroom as you see your warm breath rise in clouds above your bed. It is a cold...
Painting of the Week: The Horse Fair by Rosa BonheurDecember 8, 2019
Today’s Painting of the Week is The Horse Fair, 1852-5, the great masterpiece of French realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The photograph doesn’t properly convey how massive this painting is! Over 8 feet high and 16.5 feet long,...
Now at the Frick – Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon MuseumDecember 3, 2019
I love small exhibitions, because they allow me to savor each artwork and absorb all sorts of little details I wouldn’t otherwise. Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum, a trio of paintings by Édouard Manet (1832-1883)...
Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, The Lady of ShallotNovember 10, 2019
Elaine, the white lady of Shallot’s island, portrayed by John William Waterhouse is locked in a tower where she is only able to see the world through a mirror and recreate life through the weaving of a tapestry....
Company School – Transition to Indian Modern ArtNovember 7, 2019
Painting in rich Mughal and Rajput styles, the court painters shifted their renderings to the demanded adjustments of British East India Company thereby having projected a palpable change in the map of Indian art. The shift occurred during...
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