#landscape painting

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

A ploughman is plowing the lands, a shepherd is watching over his sheep, an angler is fishing. The ships are sailing to unknown lands, a partridge is...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 March 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pierre-Jacques Volaire, Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

The ground shakes and rumbles as the nearby mountain awakens. Smoke emerges from its peaks and the volcano stirs from its slumber. The land trembles...

James W Singer 23 February 2020

The Hudson River School: Celebrating Nature, American-Style

The Hudson River School was a uniquely American art movement - the first to develop after the country gained its independence in 1776. It was a...

Alexandra Kiely 4 May 2019

Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon Schiele

Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly...

Jon Kelly 2 July 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and Shadow

Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe,...

Alexandra Kiely 27 May 2018

Asian Art

Qi Baishi, China’s Master of the Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way

Qi Baishi, is probably the most unlikely person to become one of the highest valued artists in the world, right next to Andy Warhol and Picasso, but...

Barry Russell 26 May 2018

Women Artists

Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

Earlier this year, I introduced six female artists of the Hudson River School, an important landscape painting movement in nineteenth-century...

Alexandra Kiely 7 August 2017

Women Artists

Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

The Hudson River School, a movement in American landscape painting, was America's first independent artistic tradition. It was very popular in...

Alexandra Kiely 4 March 2017

Symbolism

Magnificent Mountain Landscapes of Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler is the most influential Swiss artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most popular paintings by Hodler have been his...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 December 2016