Painting of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to BuyDecember 8, 2018
On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from Copenhagen. Yet, just four years later his bank went bankrupt and Hansen was...
Monet’s Bordighera Paintings – A Backgroud Story For A Love AffairJuly 21, 2018
Italy had a major movie moment when it was chosen as the scenery for Call Me By Your Name. But Elio and Oliver were not the first ones to go through all the secret places in Bordighera. Monet...
When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste RenoirFebruary 25, 2018
Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light, their conspicuous brushstrokes and their pure beauty. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on...
The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom And Its Three VersionsFebruary 24, 2018
The Bedroom are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why “are”? There are three similar paintings of the same title. All three versions are described in his letters, easily discernible from one another by the pictures on...
Did They Burn Picasso? 12 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain MissingFebruary 23, 2018
It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso, Monet, Dalí, and Matisse, all the great painters of modern art. On...
The Story Of The Art Dealer Durand-Ruel, The Man Behind ImpressionismFebruary 16, 2018
The story is known: at the end of the 19th century a group of young French artists dissatisfied with academic rules began to develop a new type of art which dealt with new themes and a offered a...
What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?January 24, 2018
Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may not be immediately obvious, in some ways, Manet did achieve his goal. Both Manet and...
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