Last week, artnews reported that Qatar purchased Paul Gauguin’s painting, Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?), for a rumored $300 million in a private sale. This is the highest price ever paid for a work of art. Since its … Continue reading
Let this painting of bathers by American Post-Impressionist artist Maurice Prendergast inspire you to revel in the last days of summer! See you in September.
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was an aristocrat living the life of a bohemian artist in the lively Montmartre section of Paris in the late 19th century. When the Moulin Rouge, a cabaret, opened … Continue reading
He very well may have been. Click here to read a fascinating article about vision expert Kazunori Asad’s explosive hypothesis. You’ll find many good illustrations in the article.
Jean-François Millet’s The Sower was Van Gogh’s favorite painting. He loved the way the French artist from the Barbizon School painted the peasant in such a way that he is ennobled, yet the scene is unemotional; his face is largely concealed. Millet presented the laborer as … Continue reading
Pointillism (noun) Click here for pronunciation. Also called Divisionism and Chromoluminarism, this is a style of painting in which very small dots of contrasting color are placed next to one another on a canvas. When a viewer stands back from … Continue reading
You are privy to the point of view of a very sick man. The Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh suffered terribly from many diseases including syphilis, epilepsy, and alcoholism. He also was tremendously anxious and depressed, which is why he … Continue reading