Painting of the Week: Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue ArmchairMarch 7, 2021
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists as one of “les trois grandes dames”...
The Beautiful Parisian Scenes of Jean BéraudFebruary 28, 2021
In the first quarter of the 20th century, Paris was the center of artistic and intellectual activity. Artists, actors, dancers, poets, writers, philosophers from around the world went to Paris to discover the magic of the City of...
Julie Manet – The Eternal Beauty of ImpressionismJanuary 29, 2021
Julie Manet – the Beauty of Impressionism – was the daughter of the wealthy, well-connected painter Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, brother of the famous Impressionist painter Édouard Manet. The muse’s mother was highly valued as a painter...
Painting of the Week: Valentin Serov, Princess Olga OrlovaJanuary 17, 2021
Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme luxury, smothered in expensive fabrics and furs and layered in diamonds and pearls. Valentin Serov...
Wagnerism in Art: Painting Music or Listening to PicturesJanuary 14, 2021
What is Wagnerism? There are perhaps no other cultural movements in the world that we have named after one person. Wagnerism was admiration for Wagner’s musical oeuvre, which originated in the second half of the 19th century. The...
The Musician, the Faun, and the Sunrise—Impressionism in Three ArtsJanuary 13, 2021
What do you get when you add some light, some inspiration, and some musical color? You get the recipe for cutting-edge content that will change how the world thinks about art. Read on for an illustration—an impression, if...
The Story of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom and Its Three VersionsJanuary 9, 2021
The Bedroom(s) are among the most famous paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Why the plural? 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...
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