Parmigianino’s Path: from a Young Talent to a Mad Alchemist
Let’s have a talk about Parmigianino, the author of a self-portrait, unique for his era.
Diagnoses Game. What Do Doctors See in the Paintings of Great Artists
Michelangelo had arthritis, Leonardo had squint, El Greco had astigmatism. Perhaps.
How Van Gogh paid for the care of his mentally ill sister after his death
Vincent’s paintings didn’t bring him much money, but provided his sister with the treatment she needed.
Abstraction in the interior: instructions for use
Abstract paintings are works of art that can fit into any interior, even a lush historical setting. Don’t believe me? Let’s figure it out!
Love Story in Paintings. Leonardo da Vinci and Salai
What was their relationship like in reality, no one would assert with certainty.
The story of Gauguin's "White Horse", or How the druggist taught the artist to draw
One druggist commissioned Paul Gauguin to paint him a picture. "Only you know what, the point is to make the picture simple and clear," he said. In response, Gauguin, without a long thought, drew the "White Horse". Upon seeing the picture, the apothecary exclaimed: "Monsieur, but this horse is green! Have you even seen green horses?!" "Just recall how everything seems green, when you watch the sunset with half-closed eyes in the evening, sitting in a rocking chair," Gauguin retorted. "Well, no, that wasn't the agreement," persisted the druggist, "I need a picture to admire in the daylight with eyes wide open!" And even Gauguin found nothing to object.