Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine II

It seems to be one of those pictures you may accidentally take on holiday when the weather is bad. Rhine II by Andreas Gursky is not a photo we...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 August 2021

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Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

The Architect’s Dream is an outstanding example of architectural genre. It was painted by American artist and founder of the Hudson River School Thomas Cole in 1840 for the New York architect Ithiel Town. The painting seamlessly stitches together Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Gothic styles into a fantastical landscape.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2021

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Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean Breezes

This seems to be the perfect Painting of the Week for the beginning of summer vacation. It is titled Ocean Breezes and was painted by Edward Henry...

Alexandra Kiely 11 July 2021

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All You Should Know About the Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

A famous print, known as Melencolia I created by Albrecht Dürer is one of the most intriguing works in art history. In this modest monochromatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 2 July 2021

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Masterpiece Story: Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton

Most of us probably see gray skies and rainy weather in the windows. We have prepared a story about this truly warm painting that can leave you in...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 June 2021

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Masterpiece Story: Sheep by the Sea by Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous European artists of the 19th century, and she was definitely the most celebrated female artist of her time.

James W Singer 20 June 2021

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Painting of the Week: Claude Raguet Hirst, A Gentleman’s Table

A Gentleman’s Table by Claude Raguet Hirst is a mysterious painting that echoes the realism of Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Henry Ossawa...

James W Singer 6 June 2021

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Painting of the Week: Giorgione, The Tempest

Giorgione and his masterpiece The Tempest form the rare combination of a mysterious artist and a mysterious painting. This small canvas has puzzled...

Anastasia Manioudaki 30 May 2021

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Painting of the Week: Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tōhaku

Japan is a country of distinctive traditional arts such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy, and bonsai. A rich history of artists fills their museums...

James W Singer 23 May 2021

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Masterpiece Story: Judgement Scene from Book of the Dead of Hunefer

Death continues to be one of the greatest fears of human society. Since the dawn of recorded history through the centuries of plague, pestilence, and...

James W Singer 9 May 2021

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Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is considered Edouard Manet’s last major painting. Presented in the Salon of 1882, just a year before the artist’s...

Anastasia Manioudaki 2 May 2021

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Masterpiece Story: Venerable Celestial Bodhiruma

Imperial Chinese art has a long history stretching through many dynasties and many centuries. Many social, political, and economic factors have...

James W Singer 25 April 2021