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Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Simplon Pass: The Lesson

Many people know John Singer Sargent for his beautiful oil paintings of turn-of-the-century high society. However, he also made many lovely...

Alexandra Kiely 26 May 2019

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Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios Varo

Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It's a huge treat for all art...

Alicja Gluszek 19 May 2019

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Painting of the Week: Tarsila do Amaral, Abaporú

Abaporú: a painting that was a birthday gift from a wife to a husband, from Tarsila do Amaral to Oswaldo de Andrade. This work was a symbol of the...

Alicja Gluszek 12 May 2019

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Painting of the Week: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden

The swirling crowds and electric lights of the modern city. This is the subject of today's painting of the week, created by one of the greatest...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 May 2019

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Painting of the Week: Albert Eckhout, Mameluca Woman

For readers in the northern hemisphere, spring has just begun. For those of us in the southern half of the globe, it's the fall that presents itself.

Rute Ferreira 28 April 2019

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Painting of the Week: Raphael, Transfiguration

The Transfiguration was the last painting created by Raphael. Commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici, the later Pope Clement VII (1523–1534) and...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2019

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Painting of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace)

Today we present to you this beautiful painting by Renoir. It is known under two titles - the title Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2019

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Painting of the Week: Vincent van Gogh, Irises

One year before his death on March 30th 1890, Vincent van Gogh chose to enter Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum in Saint-Rémy, originally a 12th...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2019

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Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the...

Chris Dobson 24 March 2019

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Painting of the Week: Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa

Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor...

Clinton Pittman 3 March 2019

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Painting of the Week: Giovanni Panini, Interior of a Picture Gallery with the Collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga

This painting shows a truly spectacular assembly of artworks. Would you be surprised or excited to learn that it was once somebody's real art...

Alexandra Kiely 24 February 2019

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Painting of the Week: Robert Delaunay, Rythmes

The picture was inspired by the round shapes that marked the return of the artist to orphism and study of harmony in painting. For Delaunay,...

Clinton Pittman 16 February 2019