Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-BergèreMay 2, 2021
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is considered Edouard Manet’s last major painting. Presented in the Salon of 1882, just a year before the artist’s death, its theme as well as the execution unsettled the prudish Parisian society. Manet...
Theater and Cinema in Edward Hopper’s PaintingsMarch 26, 2021
Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. He was famous for two types of paintings in particular: first, one focused on the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads, and street scenes)...
Valentin Serov, Russian Master of PortraitsFebruary 17, 2021
Valentin Serov (1865–1911), was a student of Ilya Repin, and heir to the best traditions of the Russian realistic school. From the very beginning of his creative activity he acts as a principled innovator and remains so until...
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...
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