Painting of the Week: Flaming June by Sir Frederic LeightonJune 27, 2021
It’s official: The summer has started in the northern hemisphere, even if the weather tries to convince us otherwise in some places. To celebrate the summer solstice, our painting of the week today is Flaming June by Sir...
Painting of the Week: Rosa Bonheur, Sheep by the SeaJune 20, 2021
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. Bonheur not only received recognition by the Paris Salon but was also...
Painting of the Week: Claude Raguet Hirst, A Gentleman’s TableJune 6, 2021
A Gentleman’s Table by Claude Raguet Hirst is a mysterious painting that echoes the realism of Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. It explores both the dignity and the immorality of ordinary life. It depicts the...
Painting of the Week: Giorgione, The TempestMay 30, 2021
Giorgione and his masterpiece The Tempest form the rare combination of a mysterious artist and a mysterious painting. This small canvas has puzzled art historians since the 16th century and continues to do so. Who Was Giorgione? Giorgio...
Painting of the Week: Hasegawa Tōhaku, Pine TreesMay 23, 2021
Japan is a country of distinctive traditional arts such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy, and bonsai. A rich history of artists fills their museums with breathless wonders. Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tōhaku is one such national treasure. It is...
Painting of the Week: Judgement Scene from Book of the Dead of HuneferMay 9, 2021
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 meeting our own modern global pandemic, death has always been a worry. It...
Painting of the Week: A Bar at the Folies-BergèreMay 2, 2021
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 death, its theme as well as the execution unsettled the prudish Parisian society. Manet...
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