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Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe,...

Alexandra Kiely 27 May 2018

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A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in Blue

So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 May 2018

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Painting Of The Week: J. A. D. Ingres, Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca is painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, produced in seven known versions between 1814 and 1819. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 13 May 2018

Painting Of The Week: Lemminkäinen’s Mother by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

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

Europeana 6 May 2018

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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

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

Hello, it’s me,  I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of a...

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...

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