Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories

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

Masterpiece Stories

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

Baroque

Painting Of The Week: Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

It’s Sunday and it’s time for some classics. This masterpiece is one of only a few original works by Caravaggio in American collections.

Zuzanna Stańska 30 July 2017

Art Forms

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

Masterpiece Stories

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

Masterpiece Stories

Lady in Gold: Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

This portrait also known as Lady in Gold is one of two stunning portraits by Gustav Klimt depicting Adele Bloch-Bauer. This portrait was commissioned...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

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

Masterpiece Stories

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

Masterpiece Stories

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

Masterpiece Stories

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