Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty

The cool morning dew blew against their warm sweaty skin as the horse led them towards the free North. Stories of another life, a free life,...

James W Singer 11 April 2021

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Painting of the Week: Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 4 April 2021

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Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Mackerel

Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works...

James W Singer 28 March 2021

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Painting of the Week: La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

La Primavera, which means ‘Spring’ in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure...

Anastasia Manioudaki 21 March 2021

Post-Impressionism

Everything You Must Know About A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Spring is shyly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere. Longer and warmer days, more light, and the first signs of nature rebirth encourage us to...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 March 2021

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Painting of the Week: Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 14 March 2021

Impressionism

Painting of the Week: Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 March 2021

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Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened Swan

Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant...

James W Singer 28 February 2021

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Painting of the Week: Rembrandt van Rijn, Flora

Rembrandt painted his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, three times during their relatively short but meaningful...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2021

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Painting of the Week: Pieter de Ring, Still Life with a Golden Goblet

Why is food such a popular image for art and culture? For millennia it has been a source of inspiration from ancient Roman mosaics through Dutch...

James W Singer 14 February 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell

Rebellious, creative and productive. Three of the so many adjectives to depict the two very intelligent artist sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia...

Merve Parla 7 February 2021

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Painting of the Week: Fan Kuan, Travelers Among Mountains & Streams

The Song Dynasty ruled China for over three centuries from 960 to 1279. During this time, Song China was the most technologically advanced society in...

James W Singer 31 January 2021