Painting of the Week: Ford Madox Brown, The Last of EnglandDecember 29, 2019
Out of the cold English air comes a man tired from a hard day’s work. He enters his home where his loving wife waits with a hot meal to warm his cold body. They sit in the dining...
Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi by Fra AngelicoDecember 22, 2019
Our Christmas week Painting of the Week is Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi (c. 1431-2) by Fra Angelico, a panel painting that includes two scenes closely related to the story of Christmas. Fra Angelico (born Guido di...
The Story of the Lost Raphael’s Portrait of a Young ManDecember 19, 2019
Have you seen this painting? It is missing. Since 1945. On the day of reopening the Princes Czartoryski Museum, let’s explore the story of one of the most important paintings to have gone missing during World War II....
Winter in Paris: Gustave Caillebotte, Rooftops in the SnowDecember 15, 2019
You open your eyes to the early morning light filtering through your windows. You instantly feel the cold air of the bedroom as you see your warm breath rise in clouds above your bed. It is a cold...
Painting of the Week: The Horse Fair by Rosa BonheurDecember 8, 2019
Today’s Painting of the Week is The Horse Fair, 1852-5, the great masterpiece of French realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The photograph doesn’t properly convey how massive this painting is! Over 8 feet high and 16.5 feet long,...
Painting of the Week: Fowling in the MarshesDecember 1, 2019
Ancient Egypt. The famous land of Tutankhamun evokes popular images of pyramids, mummies, and tombs. It left an artistic heritage that is still admired and appreciated thousands of years later. Tomb paintings are part of this artistic heritage,...
Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, FrogNovember 24, 2019
This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite scenes; the sensual and intimate painting on the left hand side called Sapo con tortuga...
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