Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes
Painting of the Week: Stanley Spencer, View from Cookham BridgeSeptember 22, 2019
Stanley Spencer described the village of Cookham, as a ‘village in heaven’. In his unique paintings Spencer often intertwined Cookham with his spiritual visions. Biblical events are re-enacted against the backdrop of the quaint, chocolate box English village....
Painting of the Week: Jean-Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to the Isle of CytheraSeptember 15, 2019
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684 – 1721) was the most influential French painter of the 18th century. His painting Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera captures the frivolity and sensuousness of Rococo painting, but it also captures the stages and...
Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean BreezesSeptember 8, 2019
This week’s Painting of the Week is Ocean Breezes by Edward Henry Potthast. It’s a wonderfully vivid work, showing two girls and their mother caught up in the breeze at the beach. Standing in front of it, I...
Painting of the Week: François Boucher, Madame de PompadourSeptember 1, 2019
François Boucher (1703 – 1770) was the most celebrated French painter of the 18th century. His painting Madame de Pompadour captures the beautiful mistress of King Louis XV. She is at the height of her courtly influence, and...
Painting of the Week: Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três OrixásAugust 25, 2019
Djanira pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afrobrazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by musicians playing drums to call ancient spirits and gods for their appearance here and now, on earth, to help...
Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby VenusAugust 18, 2019
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...
“Angel with Attitude”. Grumpy Angel from The Hyde CollectionAugust 17, 2019
Angel is a painting by Niccolò di Ser Sozzo, c. 1350, owned by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. This is an unusual depiction of an angel with her* arms crossed. She’s not the serene and heavenly...
- The Black And White World Of Felix Vallotton’s Prints
- Kandinsky’s World of Russian Fairy Tales
- Autumn Moon In Japanese Woodblock Prints
- The Hudson River School: Celebrating Nature, American-Style
- When Romanticism Meets Eruptions: Volcanoes in Paintings
- The Best of Leda And A Swan Paintings
- Painting of the Week: Giotto, Ognissanti Madonna
- Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should Know
- 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)
- Open to Influences – Arthur Hacker and his Mary with Many Qualities