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The Veiled Christ: Art or Alchemy?

[caption id="attachment_8350" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Giuseppe Sanmartino, The Veiled Christ, 1753, Sansevero Chapel[/caption] In the nave...

Rachel Istvan 17 January 2018

Fernando Botero And His Remakes Of Classic Masterpieces

I must tell you something in secret - I love Fernando Botero's works. There is something really interesting in his paintings. This Colombian...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Marc Chagall, Paris Through The Window

Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina said: "Paris is always a good idea". A similar idea must have come to the mind of Marc Chagall who moved to...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 January 2018

Artist

Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

[caption id="attachment_8171" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, c.1863-70, Tate Britain[/caption] Rossetti...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 13 January 2018

Art History 101

Everything You Should Know About Orientalism

Nineteenth-century Europeans were fascinated by Near East and North Africa. Everything began roughly around the time of the Napoleonic invasion of...

Magda Michalska 12 January 2018

Art History 101

Women’s Place Is In The Kitchen: The Story of Dutch Genre Painting

One of the unquestionable masters of Dutch genre painting was Jan Vermeer. However, today I want to present two less known painters: Peter de Hooch...

Magda Michalska 11 January 2018

Artist Stories

The Great Stanisław Wyspiański and His Many Talents

He is considered by many of his compatriots to have been something of a Leonardo da Vinci of the 19th century. Stanisław Wyspiański and his many...

Pola Otterstein 10 January 2018

Artist

The Beautiful Portraiture of Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) is the most important American society painter that you probably have never heard of. She was a popular artist and a...

Alexandra Kiely 9 January 2018

Romanticism

Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’

Artists of the turn of the 17th and 18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to...

Magda Michalska 8 January 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Edward Hopper, New York Interior

Edward Hopper arrived for the first time to New York around the turn of the 20th century. He then studied with Robert Henri and embraced the Ashcan...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 January 2018

Painting

Epiphany Quizzed: What Do You Know?

Epiphany had been a popular subject in painting already in the Middle Ages, yet it became a topos during the Renaissance when each respected painter...

Magda Michalska 6 January 2018

Artist Stories

Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 5 January 2018