Painting of the Week
Masterpiece of the Week: Eugène Boudin, Trouville, Jetties, High Tide
Masterpiece of the Week: Sebastián Zalcedo, Virgin of GuadalupeAugust 29, 2021
The Virgin of Guadalupe depicts the narrative of the Christian Virgin Mary who allegedly appeared multiple times in December 1531 before a Mexican peasant, Juan Diego, and his uncle, Juan Bernardino. These five Marian apparitions became the cornerstone...
Masterpiece of the Week: Andreas Gursky, Rhine IIAugust 22, 2021
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 instantly feel an affinity to. It feels bland, boring,...
Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient GodsAugust 15, 2021
Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and beauty of the Pre-Columbian people who fill Mexico’s lengthy history before the Spanish invasions of...
Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s DreamAugust 8, 2021
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...
Painting of the Week: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Ruins of the Château de PierrefondsAugust 1, 2021
Soon after Château de Pierrefonds was displayed, Emperor Napoleon III restored the actual Château de Pierrefonds in the 1850s under the direction of architect Viollet-le-Duc. Perhaps the emperor was inspired to restore this great castle after viewing Jean-Baptiste-Camille...
Painting of the Week: Édouard Manet’s Portrait of Eva GonzalèsJuly 25, 2021
You’ve probably heard of the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro. These guys are not only known for their bad-boy, dare-to-be-different attitudes, but also for being a sect of painters which included and honored...
Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean BreezesJuly 11, 2021
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 Potthast in the first years of the 20th century. It’s a...
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