Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories

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

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Painting of the Week: Félix Vallotton, The Lie

Today’s painting, created by Felix Vallotton (one of my favorite artists), was painted in 1897 – but it could just as easily be a scene...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 November 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Time For… The Intervention of the Sabine Women

The Intervention of the Sabine Women is one of this painting that is widely known, considered to be a “classic” but rarely someone knows...

Zuzanna Stańska 5 November 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Learn More About Man Ray’s Cadeau

Man Ray’s Cadeau, 1921, editioned replica 1972, known also as a ‘Gift’, is one of the famous icons of the surrealist movement. It consists...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 October 2017

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Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column

The Broken Column was painted shortly after Frida Kahlo had undergone another surgery on her spinal column. The operation left her bedridden and...

Zuzanna Stańska 22 October 2017

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Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci – was on everyone’s lips when it went on the market.  Leonardo da Vinci (attributed), Salvator...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Baroque

Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

This is a typical Vermeer – an ideal woman in an ideal home. In fact, everything around is ideal. Balanced shapes and colors (mainly the...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 September 2017