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Man Ray, Kiki With African Mask

His name was Emmanuel Radnitsky, her name was Alice Prin, but we know them as Man Ray and Kiki. They were the heroes of Montparnasse in the Twenties.

Zuzanna Stańska 23 July 2017

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Bartolomeo Veneto, Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress

Have you ever heard about Bartolomeo Veneto? Only about 30 of his paintings survived. He was a contemporary of Titian, Veronese, and other masters of...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 July 2017

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Lady in Gold: Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two formal portraits that Gustav Klimt made of Adele Bloch-Bauer, an important patron of the...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2017

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Vincent van Gogh, Portrait Of Dr Felix Rey

Early the morning of the Christmas Eve 1888, a severely wounded man was brought to the Hôtel-Dieu of Arles for treatment. On duty that night was...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 June 2017

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Jozef Mehoffer – Strange Garden

Usually on our Painting of the Week cycle we feature internationally acclaimed masterpieces. But today we wanted to feature a beautiful painting,...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 June 2017

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters

This panel is part of a series showing the seasons or times of the year, commissioned from Bruegel by the Antwerp merchant Niclaes Jongelinck. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2017

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Eugene Delacroix – The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus is one of the most spectacular paintings of Eugene Delacroix. It currently hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris but...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2017

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Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics

Today in our Painting of the Week series we have something truly beautiful for you. I want to discuss “Rainy Season in the Tropics”  by Frederic...

Zuzanna Stańska 28 May 2017

Impressionism

Joaquin Sorolla, Strolling Along The Seashore

"Strolling Along The Seashore" is the crowning work of Joaquin Sorolla’s late period. It shows his wife Clothilde and eldest daughter Maria walking...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 May 2017

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Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape

Young Knight in a Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio from the collection of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is one of the earliest examples of a...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 May 2017

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Samuel F.B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre

Samuel F. B. Morse was an American painter who graduated from Yale University and went on to the Royal Academy in England where he studied...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, Springtime

Claude Monet's Springtime depicts his first wife, Camille Doncieux, seated serenely beneath a canopy of lilacs. The painting is presently held by the...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 April 2017