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The severe beauty of Life: Jean-François Millet

The severe beauty of Life: Jean-François Millet

November 4, 2015

The art of France in the 19th century strikes our imagination with the number of talented painters who […]

Chardin: The Quiet Art

Chardin: The Quiet Art

November 2, 2015

A wonderful French master of the 18th century, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, was born on this day in 1699. […]

The day a Masterpiece was born

The day a Masterpiece was born

November 1, 2015

On this day in 1512 the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s most well-known works, was […]

The delicate art of Alfred Sisley

The delicate art of Alfred Sisley

October 30, 2015

Impressionism is probably one of the most popular movement among art lovers. The names of such Impressionists as Pierre-Auguste Renoir […]

Art Word: Camera Obscura

Art Word: Camera Obscura

October 28, 2015

We have a very special Art Word for you today! Probably, you’ve noticed the incredible accuracy and almost […]

War and art: Vasily Vereshchagin

War and art: Vasily Vereshchagin

October 26, 2015

On this day in 1842 one of the greatest masters of the battle painting was born in Russia […]

Art Word: Staffage

Art Word: Staffage

October 23, 2015

Do you remember that we have started a new practice of learning new art definitions here, on Bestarts? So here […]

Art Quotes: Robert Rauschenberg

Art Quotes: Robert Rauschenberg

October 22, 2015

On this day in 1925 an American artist Robert Rauschenberg was born. He was an outstanding master, who […]

Luis Marquez. Mexican sketches of the 1930s.

Luis Marquez. Mexican sketches of the 1930s.

October 20, 2015

We know about monumental sculpture, monumental painting… But does monumental photography exist? When looking at the works of […]

Umberto Boccioni: Before becoming a Futurist

Umberto Boccioni: Before becoming a Futurist

October 19, 2015

In order to revolutionize and totally change  any sphere you have to acquire all skills connected with it. That’s why […]

Celebrating life: Jacob Jordaens

Celebrating life: Jacob Jordaens

October 18, 2015

On this day a wonderful artist Jacob Jordaens died in 1678. He, along with Anthony van Dyck and […]

Art Word : Encaustic painting

Art Word : Encaustic painting

October 17, 2015

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat” or “burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, […]