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 unattainable love lead to "The Birth of Venus"
Botticelli was unhappy in love and never married, because he was in love with Simonetta Vespucci, the first beauty of the Renaissance era, dubbed La Sans Pareille. She became a model of the famous painting "The Birth of Venus", her image was also on other canvases by the master. Unfortunately, Simonetta never belonged to him: she was the wife of Marco Vespucci (the cousin of the famous Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci!) and the beloved of the younger brother of the Florentine ruler Giuliano Medici. However, it didn’t make Simonetta’s fate happy. The beauty, which made crazy all the noble men of the city, died of tuberculosis at the age of 23. Botticelli was buried next to Simonetta in the church of Ognisanti 34 years after her death, according to the will of the creator.
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