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If music is the soul of an album then the art on the cover must be its body. The choice of artwork for an album cover is an important one because at a glance it conveys the style...
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Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who was seen as the leader of the French Romantic school of art from the beginning of his career. 19th-century French painters, including Delacroix, loved the Orient and the style of...
Roman Holidays: Italian Landscapes Through the Eyes of Russian ArtistsApril 23, 2020
It is well known that Italy is a motherland of world masterpieces. Renaissance paintings, baroque architecture and Italian opera are the children of Italy. From the first decades of the 18th-century, the Russian emperor, Peter the Great, sent...
When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in PaintingsApril 13, 2020
Active volcanoes are great places to visit, but the danger of a potential eruption is always there. When some of them erupted with artists as viewers, it led to spectacular paintings. Those demonstrations of the power of nature...
Taras Shevchenko: A Ukrainian Liberty IdolMarch 16, 2020
Taras Shevchenko was an outstanding Ukrainian artist and poet. Born to peasant family, he became a Ukrainian liberty idol and national, artistic hero. His artworks reflect critical problems of a 19th-century Ukrainian society. Yet today, his ideas are...
Getting Your Teeth into GoyaSeptember 10, 2019
Goya was not a happy man when he painted Saturn Devouring His Son, some time between 1819 and 1823. By the time he created this painting, illness had made him deaf and his wife was dying, enough for any...
The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in ExileAugust 26, 2019
This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene from 1st century Rome: the departure of Ovid into his famous...
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