Painting manner of the Bellini family and the Venetian art of the 15—16th centuries: an excursion by an art critic Oksana Sanzharova
Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings by Old Masters
Interest in the works by artists of the 14—18th centuries rose after the sensational sale of a portrait by Botticelli.
10 Most Significant Artists of the Dutch Golden Age Painting
Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals were not the only artists who worked during this period.
The Raw Truth About the Idyllic Winter Landscapes of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
They are infinitely far removed from Christmas cards and remind us of the merciless beauty of the cold we can experience.
Trick Mirrors in Paintings by Famous Artists: from Van Eyck to Serov, from Strange to Scary
7 paintings with mirrors that you should take a closer look at
Who dared to pose for the Dutch painter in his "Rascal Family"?
Old masters often portrayed brawlers and drunkards, and wine served as one of the debauchery symbols. In the painting by Jan Steen "Rascal Family", the mistress of the house tramples the Bible, the maid fills her glass with wine, holding the hand of the owner of the house. Fate hangs over these people’s heads in the form of a basket with a sword (justice and punishment), a crutch and a mug (impending poverty) and a beater (it was used by those who suffered of plague and leprosy). A brave artist! Steen himself (the father of the family), his wife Margriet van Goyen (mother) and their sons Thaddeus (behind the grandmother) and Cornelis were the models for the picture!