Art

Fête champêtre

Jean-Antoine Watteau, who died far too early, was one of the most important artists of his time. He went down in cultural history as the founder of French rococo painting, for which he, as an eternal outsider, was both an impetus and an utmost achievement.   His...

Ballet at the Paris Opera

At a time when the great days of romantic ballet were already over, the painter Edgar Degas began his studies at the Parisian "Académie Royale de Danse". But the realist he was, he was less concerned with the idealized portrayal of the great stage stars than with a...

Two Sisters, On the Terrace

Still indulging in the memories of his last trip to Italy and under the influence of the works he had seen there, A. Renoir received a handbook on painting written around 1400. This work and the paintings of J.A.D. Ingres gave the impulse to a new stage in the life of...

Boy on a ram

It is said that the greatest artists have been given the gift of creating stories that last for centuries by the power of their brushstrokes alone.   One of them, known for depicting the horrors of Napoleonic foreign rule in his late work, is Francisco José de...
Ballet at the Paris Opera

Ballet at the Paris Opera

At a time when the great days of romantic ballet were already over, the painter Edgar Degas began his studies at the...

Two Sisters, On the Terrace

Two Sisters, On the Terrace

Still indulging in the memories of his last trip to Italy and under the influence of the works he had seen there, A....

Boy on a ram

Boy on a ram

It is said that the greatest artists have been given the gift of creating stories that last for centuries by the power...

The Happy Drinker

The Happy Drinker

Frans Hals, along with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthonis van Dyck, is one of the most important portrait painters of his...

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Arrival of the boats

Arrival of the boats

This is a wonderful picture of J. Maris, who literally draws you into the daily life of the people of Scheveningen....

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