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Paintings and lithographs of Théodore Géricault

Paintings and lithographs of Théodore Géricault

January 26, 2016

On this day in 1824 an outstanding French artist  – Théodore Gericault – died in 1824. He was a […]

Art Word: Impasto

Art Word: Impasto

January 24, 2016

In fine art, the Italian word Impasto (dough or paste) denotes a painting technique in which undiluted paint […]

Graphic works of Edvard Munch

Graphic works of Edvard Munch

January 23, 2016

On this day one of the most celebrated Norwegian Expressionist artists, Edvard Munch, died  in 1944. You can get more […]

Art in Short Stories: Big in Tiny

Art in Short Stories: Big in Tiny

January 21, 2016

In 1939, brother of a famous surrealist sculptors Alberto Giacometti, Bruno, decided to help his brother in prompting […]

Vollard’s recollections about Cezanne

Vollard’s recollections about Cezanne

January 19, 2016

On this day in 1839 a great Frenc Post-impressionist Paul Cezanne was born Aix-en-Provence, in Provence in the […]

The Calm Art of Kazuyuki Ohtsu

The Calm Art of Kazuyuki Ohtsu

January 18, 2016

When Japanese art historians write about one of their prominent masters of woodblock printing of the 20th century […]

Art Word: Origami

Art Word: Origami

January 17, 2016

All of us are probably familiar with the meaning of origami – the art of paper folding. There’re […]

Oeuvre of Chaim Soutine

Oeuvre of Chaim Soutine

January 13, 2016

On this day in 1893 an outstanding painter of Belorussian origin, Chaim Soutine, was born. He was one […]

Art Word: Grisaille

Art Word: Grisaille

January 11, 2016

A grisaille (French for gray) is the name of painting technique, when a painting is executed in monochrome palette or with a […]

The elegance of Past

The elegance of Past

January 8, 2016

Today we celebrate 180 years from the birth of a wonderful Dutch-born artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He was known […]

Epiphany in painting

Epiphany in painting

January 6, 2016

Today we are celebrating Epiphany also known as Three Kings’ Day. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally […]

Art Word: Figure-Ground Reversal

Art Word: Figure-Ground Reversal

January 4, 2016

Term figure-ground reversal used in a two-dimensional work to describe a visual illusion where perception alternates between two possibilities. […]