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 Auguste Renoir almost became an opera singer
13-year-old Auguste felt like the church boys’ choir was where he belonged: large organ pipes hid him from the eyes of the worshippers, while he could see and feel everyone. Loaders, traders, workers and many others came to morning mass. "It was on a cold morning like that I understood Rembrandt," recalled Renoir later. He had a beautiful baritone, learned musical notation and performed complex passages. At that time, the regent of the choir and the church organist was Charles Gounod, still young and unknown (the opera Faust would appear only in 10 years). The regent was sure that Renoir stood a pretty good chance of becoming a famous opera singer. He gave the boy private lessons and persuaded his parents to choose a musical education for their son