Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories

Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador

When someone says Surrealism, I bet one of the first things that come to mind is the name of the artist Salvador Dalí, right? This is natural, as...

Rute Ferreira 28 October 2018

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Claude Monet, Autumn Effects at Argenteuil

Claude Monet painted Autumn Effects at Argenteuil in late 1873, which was the moment when the Impressionist movement started to roar on the Paris art...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 October 2018

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Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu

Loneliness in the crowd. We’re at a café somewhere in France. Seven people sat at the tables: a powdered prostitute, a clown with white make-up,...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 October 2018

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Theatre Box

Entertainments such as cabarets, theatres and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters whose mission was portraying the...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 October 2018

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Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Joseph Roulin worked for a post office in the French town of Arles. He didn't carry letters—he rather was sorting mail at the train station. In...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 September 2018

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Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter

On the Johannes Vermeer's painting, we see a quiet, private moment. In Woman Reading a Letter, a young woman stands engrossed in reading a letter.

Zuzanna Stańska 23 September 2018

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Paul Gauguin, The Vision after the Sermon

Vision after the Sermon is one of the most important works the artist painted in Brittany. Breton peasants, which Gauguin viewed as exotic, are...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 September 2018

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Hey Boy, Hey Girl: Bacchus by Caravaggio

A youthful Bacchus, god of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre is reclining in classical fashion with grapes and vine leaves...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 September 2018

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Painting Of The Week – John Everett Millais, Ophelia

When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide; And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up: Which...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 September 2018

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Egon Schiele, Edith with Striped Dress, Sitting

Edith Harms, the future wife of Egon Schiele, lived with her sister, Adele and their parents across the street from Schiele’s studio at the...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 August 2018

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The Shiny Shield With Caravaggio’s Medusa

Caravaggio is the synonym for Baroque. The artist known of close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro can be called the father...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 August 2018

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Painting Of The Week: Johannes Vermeer, View Of Delft

Ever since I saw the View of Delft in the museum in The Hague, I have known that I had seen the most beautiful painting in the world. - said Marcel...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 July 2018