Painting of the Week
Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John Weguelin
Painting of the Week: Thomas Gainsborough, Grace Dalrymple ElliottJuly 19, 2020
The Frick Collection has an amazing ensemble of European masters. For example, works by Vermeer, Fragonard, and Goya grace its walls. Every room has its showpiece, and every showpiece has its story. Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Gainsborough...
Painting of the Week: Roy Lichtenstein, Artist’s Studio – The DanceJuly 12, 2020
Roy Lichtenstein was a famous American Pop artist, most well known for his original technique of mixed media on canvas, which was meant to remind the viewer of comic strips and movies of the 1950s. His work is...
Painting of the Week: Thomas Lawrence, Julia, Lady PeelJuly 5, 2020
When I saw the portrait of Julia, Lady Peel by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Frick Collection, I was intrigued by the artwork. There is a discrepancy between her gentle expression and the flamboyance of her costume. Yet she is...
Painting of the Week: Hendrik Heerschop, The African King CasparJune 28, 2020
White subjects have dominated the Western art tradition for millennia, while people of color have been vastly underrepresented and misrepresented. The Dutch Golden Age is no exception. However, it has some sparkling examples of when people of color...
Painting of the Week: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Truth Coming Out of Her WellJune 21, 2020
A fair-skinned woman, nude. Mouth open in either shock, rage, or maybe even disgust, as she emerges from a well. One leg is already draped over the edge, climbing out. With one hand she supports her body out...
Kara Walker’s Fons AmericanusJune 19, 2020
Kara Elizabeth Walker (1969 – ) is an American contemporary artist. She is known as a painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker. Last year (2019) she made the Fons Americanus a large scale public sculpture that tackles...
Painting of the Week: Caspar David Friedrich, Abbey in the OakwoodJune 14, 2020
Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees rise above the mist and surround the crumbling ruins of a Gothic abbey. Silence...
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