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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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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

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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...

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...

Zuzanna Stańska 24 December 2017

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Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print

Automobile Tire Print is one of Robert Rauschenberg’s most intriguing collaborative efforts. In 1953, the artist directed composer John Cage to...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 December 2017

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Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 December 2017

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Edward Hopper, Tables for Ladies

Edward Hopper painted “Tables for Ladies” in 1930 and it showed a sad little restaurant with a sad cashier and a sadder looking waitress.

Zuzanna Stańska 3 December 2017