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Masterpiece Stories

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

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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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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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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

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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