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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Gustave Courbet, Woman with a Parrot

Gustav Courbet, the enfant terrible of French 19th-century art, did everything he could to save himself in the memory of the contemporary art...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 February 2019

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Painting of the Week: Edouard Manet, The Railway

In 1873 when this painting was created by the realist master Édouard Manet, the Gare Saint–Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in...

Zuzanna Stańska 3 February 2019

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Painting of the Week: Giotto, Ognissanti Madonna

Giotto di Bondone is known as the artist who in the 13th century began to paint in a way that led art history to Renaissance. This Florentine painter...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 January 2019

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Paul Cézanne, The Bathers

When little Paul was born on 19th January 1839 nobody could expect that he will revolutionize painting with developing a unique style and influence a...

Kate Wojtczak 20 January 2019

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Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman Campagna

Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: "Having a bad day? Always...

Kate Wojtczak 13 January 2019

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Painting of the Week: Giotto di Bondone, Adoration of the Magi

January 6 in the Christian calendar is a day devoted to the Magi. According to the Bible, Three Wise Men from the East come to Bethlehem to visit...

Kate Wojtczak 6 January 2019

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Painting of the Week: Jacopo Tintoretto, Marriage at Cana

Because it's the New Year's Eve tomorrow and many of you are going to have fun I've chosen for our painting of the week a work depicting a party.

Kate Wojtczak 30 December 2018

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Paul Klee, Fish Magic

When I was a child, my parents bought a poster showing a reproduction of a warmly-colored painting with two small camels and a donkey lost in a...

Kate Wojtczak 16 December 2018

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Georges Seurat, The Lighthouse at Honfleur

Our Painting of the Week is The Lighthouse at Honfleur by Georges Seurat. Since December 2 is Seurat's birthday, let's learn a little more about what...

Alexandra Kiely 2 December 2018

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Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day

Paris Street; Rainy Day is probably the best known work of French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894). We see here a number of individuals...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 November 2018

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Caravaggio, The Musicians

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a man of many faces. One of the most important baroque painters, he used a realistic painting...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 November 2018

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Władysław Ślewiński, Woman Combing her Hair

Władysław Ślewiński was a leading artist of the Young Poland movement and one of the first Polish artists who went to Paris. It was unusual since...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 November 2018