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Masterpiece Stories

El Lissitzky – Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge ("Клином красным бей белых!" Klinom krasnym bey belykh!) is a 1919 lithographic Soviet...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 July 2018

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Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee, By Rembrandt

You may have noticed that here at DailyArt we are in love with Rembrandt. It is difficult not to be enchanted by the technique and ability of this...

Rute Ferreira 15 July 2018

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Painting of the Week – The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin

Today's painting of the week is the Merode Altarpiece by the workshop of Robert Campin, c. 1427-32. This work is a triptych (three-panel painting)...

Alexandra Kiely 8 July 2018

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Painting of the Week – In the Studio by William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was an important American artist and teacher. He also had a really cool studio. Let's take a look inside Chase's...

Alexandra Kiely 1 July 2018

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Gustav Klimt, Death and Life

Death was a fascinating theme for many artists. It was frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a living skeleton...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 June 2018

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Painting Of The Week: Kamal-ol-Molk And The Perfection Of The Mirror Hall

Have you heard of the Iranian painter Kamal-ol-Molk? This is the name by which the artist Mohammad Ghaffari, who excelled in the production of...

Rute Ferreira 17 June 2018

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Painting Of The Week: Rain, The Expressionist Xylograph By Oswaldo Goeldi

Whether it's a dream or a memory, it does not matter. Our gaze is immediately drawn to a bright red umbrella, which hangs in the black air like a...

Rute Ferreira 10 June 2018

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Painting of the Week: Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Angelica Kauffman

Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Angelica Kauffman shows a pretty Roman woman and her three children. But it's much more than that. It has an...

Alexandra Kiely 3 June 2018

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Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe,...

Alexandra Kiely 27 May 2018

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A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in Blue

So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined - a...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2018

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Painting Of The Week: J. A. D. Ingres, Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca is painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, produced in seven known versions between 1814 and 1819. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2018

Painting Of The Week: Lemminkäinen’s Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The Finnish National Gallery recently applied an open licence (CC0) to its digital reproductions of out-of-copyright works, joining leading...

Europeana 6 May 2018