Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Cavaliere d’Arpino, Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby VenusOctober 4, 2020
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age and European Baroque. And The Rokeby Venus is...
Painting of the Week: Camille Pissarro, Rainbow at PontoiseSeptember 27, 2020
Camille Pissarro has an interesting portfolio of paintings. His works are divided between cosmopolitan views of Paris and countryside views of Pontoise. He is an artist that easily fits in sumptuous parlors and sunny parks. Rainbow at Pontoise is one such...
Botero and His Characteristic Chubby Style: BoterismSeptember 23, 2020
Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, demonstrates how differently we can all view the same object. Although, Botero is known for creating thick fat looking figures in his art, he argues that his intention isn’t to represent weighty figures. Instead,...
Painting of the Week: Firs Zhuravlev, A Fashionista WifeSeptember 20, 2020
Firs Zhuravlev’s realistic paintings show all aspects of Russian life. And we can imagine the scene from the picture A Fashionista Wife in the house next to us both in the 19th century and now! Firs Zhuravlev, the...
Painting of the Week: Henri Fantin-Latour, Still LifeSeptember 13, 2020
The greatest happiness can be found in the simple pleasures of daily life. Such simplicities could include the taste of fresh fruit, the smell of bold blooms, and the sight of crisp cloth. The stimulation of the senses...
Painting of the Week: Fede Galizia, A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a GrasshopperSeptember 6, 2020
Fede Galizia’s beautiful A Glass Compote with Peaches, Jasmine Flowers, Quinces and a Grasshopper is one of Italy’s first-ever still life paintings. Galizia was a pioneer in the still life genre, but few know her name or art...
Painting of the Week: Lyonel Feninger, SailboatsAugust 30, 2020
Cubism. The word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in this modern style. Lyonel Feininger is one such artist. His Sailboats from 1929 showcases...
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