Russian History through the Eyes of Vasily SurikovJanuary 18, 2021
In the 19th century Russia historical painting was freed from formality and canons. We find a good example of this in the work of Vasily Surikov (1848-1916) who created historical paintings of deep philosophical content, many of which...
Painting of the Week: Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes)December 13, 2020
The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only the developments of the industry but also of the new themes in painting. Now, simple workers found their place next to mythological heroes and saints, you...
The Most Popular Artists in CinemaDecember 5, 2020
In 1911 the Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo defined cinema as “the seventh art”. So it’s quite natural that from its birth cinema took inspiration from other forms of art, from literature to sculpture and painting. But have...
Painting of the Week: Francis A. Silva, Kingston Point, Hudson RiverNovember 8, 2020
Wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and harmony. All is light and luminosity. Francis A. Silva captures such a relaxing...
Painting of the Week for All Saints: A Burial at Ornans by Gustave CourbetNovember 1, 2020
Who nowadays doesn’t appreciate Gustave Courbet‘s striking realism? We all do, but as happens with many geniuses, Courbet was not appreciated by his contemporaries, especially at the beginning of his career. In 1851 he presented this outstanding painting...
Goya’s Ghosts: The Disasters of War Print SeriesOctober 28, 2020
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered the founder of the national genre in Spain. He was talented in many areas: portraits, historical scenes, and more. But he is also known as the voice of dissatisfied people. He always truthfully...
Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should KnowOctober 11, 2020
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have existed since antiquity, during the renaissance cheaper and better mirrors made in Venice came onto...
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