A skeleton in the closet or What are women waiting for in Paul Delvaux’s paintings?
What’s behind the open doors and the rails, what’s the conspiracy among the skeletons, and what the female subjects of his canvases are silent about — come and read the direct reportage guide to the world of Paul Delvaux’s endless fantasy.
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.
How Renoir was mistaken for a spy
It was a time of the Paris Commune. Once the artist was mistaken for a spy drawing a plan of the Seine embankments and was nearly drowned there. Quickly gathered onlookers got excited and demanded immediate reprisal for spying. But a miracle happened: the guards decided to shoot Renoir instead of drowning him. The execution was decided to take place in the city hall, but on the way there Auguste suddenly saw a familiar face – it was Raoul Rigault, a fugitive Republican journalist, whom Renoir saved from starvation and capture a few years before. Now Rigault was a police commissioner and a big man; the guards who caught the artist cheerfully sang Marseillaise and let him free.
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