Masterpiece Stories

Baroque

Rembrandt Self-Portrait With Curly Hair

Do you know which European museum has one of the most interesting collections of Rembrandt van Rijn's etchings? It's Rembrandt House Museum in...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 April 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Paul Gauguin, The Yellow Christ

Yellow Christ is a painting created by Paul Gauguin in 1889 in Pont-Aven. Now it is owned by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. [caption...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Primavera by Botticelli

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. Its fame rests not just on its visual appeal but on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2017

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt painted this group portrait of seven surgeons and the physician Nicolaes Tulp in 1632 - he was only 26 years old then. Nicolaes Tulp was a...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Charles Demuth And The Figure 5 (Painting Of The Week)

The Great Figure By William Carlos Williams Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 5 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong...

Wendy Gray 5 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Albrecht Durer, The Self-Portrait At 28

Albrecht Dürer loved self-portraits. In the first half of his life, Dürer made a series of exquisite self-portraits. The earliest was made in 1484,...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 February 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Mars And Venus, Sandro Botticelli (Painting Of The Week)

Valentines Day is coming. What else could we feature in our weekly series "Painting of the Week" if not a scene of Mars and Venus created by our...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 February 2017

Artist

Gabriele Munter, Breakfast of Birds – Painting Of The Week

Gabriele Munter (1877-1962) was a German Expressionist painter born in Berlin and most known for her landscapes and use of color. She developed a...

Heidi Werber 15 January 2017

Impressionism

James McNeill Whistler, Portrait of Artist’s Mother (Painting Of The Week)

This is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States. It has been variously described as an American icon and a...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 January 2017

Art Forms

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow in Movies

The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder are in the medieval and early Renaissance tradition of the Labours of the Months: depictions of...

Zuzanna Stańska 30 December 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Holy Night by Correggio (Painting of the Week)

The Holy Night by Correggio also known as Nativity or the Adoration of the Shepherds, was commissioned by Alberto Pratoneri for his family chapel in...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 December 2016

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Berthe Morisot, Woman at Her Toilette

Berthe Morisot was closely associated with French Impressionism and actively participated in seven out of eight group’s exhibitions. She maintained...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 December 2016