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Painting Of The Week: Werner Holmberg’s Road in Häme

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

Europeana 29 April 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

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Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

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Salvador Dali, The Burning Giraffe

The Burning Giraffe is one of Salvador Dalí's most famous paintings. It was created in 1937, when the artist, at the time the most famous...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2018

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Dietric Bouts, The Resurrection

Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2018

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The Wounded Angel By Hugo Simberg

Two boys carry a stretcher, bearing an angel dressed in white. The angel is clearly ill - her eyes are bandaged, the wing is bloodied and she can...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 March 2018

Flowers, Designer Dresses And 2 year-old Fans. Obamas’ Official Portraits

On February 12, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest additions to the...

Karolina 18 March 2018

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Behind The Yellow Eyes Of The Blue Dog By George Rodrigue

George Rodrigue was an American artist from New Iberia, USA, known mostly for his paintings of the Blue Dog which catapulted him to a worldwide...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 March 2018

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The Story Behind The Tribuna Of The Uffizi By Johan Zoffany

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810)  was a German-born neoclassical painter. In autumn 1760 he moved to England and started to work for a clockmaker, Stephen...

Klaudia Zelazowska 18 February 2018

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Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 February 2018

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Marc Chagall, Paris Through The Window

Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina said: "Paris is always a good idea". A similar idea must have come to the mind of Marc Chagall who moved to...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2018

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Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018

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Piero della Francesca, Nativity

Among Piero della Francesca's surviving paintings, the last one in chronological order is the Nativity in the National Gallery in London. The missing...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2017