Which is the Real Girl with a Pearl Earring?

Explore Vermeer’s masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” up close, and see how it’s different (and not) from a high-res 3D print of the painting....

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Explore Vermeer’s masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” up close, and see how it’s different (and not) from a high-res 3D print of the painting. We visit the Mauritshuis in The Hague and learn what happens when conservation scientists study the painting with today’s most advanced technology. Via [The Art Assignment] Shop These Fashion Floral Embroidery...

How To Understand A Picasso

Sometimes it’s hard for the untrained eye to figure out what exactly is going on in a Picasso. Fortunately, the artist leaned toward informative, workmanlike titles....

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Sometimes it’s hard for the untrained eye to figure out what exactly is going on in a Picasso. Fortunately, the artist leaned toward informative, workmanlike titles. Had he titled “Night Fishing at Antibes,” below, something a bit more opaque—“Untitled No. 2,” say—the uneducated eye might well perceive the narrative as something closer to “Drunken Night in...

The Most Disturbing Painting

A closer look at Francisco Goya’s scariest painting. Via [Nerdwriter1] Shop These Fashion Floral Embroidery Women Shopping bags You can purchase some here: https://www.paintingartprints.com/products/floral-embroidery-shopping-bags The Most...

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A closer look at Francisco Goya’s scariest painting. Via [Nerdwriter1] Shop These Fashion Floral Embroidery Women Shopping bags You can purchase some here: https://www.paintingartprints.com/products/floral-embroidery-shopping-bags The Most Disturbing Painting Shop These Heart Shaped Gustav Klimt Artwork Pillow Case BUY 2 GET 1 FREE, Use discount code “BUY2GET1FREE” at checkout You can purchase one here: https://www.paintingartprints.com/collections/pillows/products/gustav-klimt-artworks-heart-shape-pillow-cover

Better Know ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’

It’s an omnipresent image that has inspired music, tattoos, and even an emoji on your phone. But Hokusai’s Great Wave is a woodblock print that...

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It’s an omnipresent image that has inspired music, tattoos, and even an emoji on your phone. But Hokusai’s Great Wave is a woodblock print that was made to be reproduced. What’s its story? Let’s better know the Great Wave. Via [The Art Assignment] Shop The Great Wave off Kanagawa Printed Long Sleeve Outerwear Sweatshirt https://www.paintingartprints.com/products/wave-off-kanagawa-printed-sweatshirt Better...

Better Know: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

This kissing couple is one of the best loved paintings in history, but what do we really know about it? Let’s learn about its creator...

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This kissing couple is one of the best loved paintings in history, but what do we really know about it? Let’s learn about its creator (Gustav Klimt), the historical moment it sprang from (turn-of-the-century Austria), and what it means when we look at it today (dubious consent?). Via [The Art Assignment] Shop These Gustav Klimt Infinity...

The Magic of Line: Gustav Klimt’s Artistic Process

The starkness of a hand-drawn line—with its potential for lyrical beauty—is essential to Gustav Klimt’s art. Through line, Klimt sought to convey the essence of...

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The starkness of a hand-drawn line—with its potential for lyrical beauty—is essential to Gustav Klimt’s art. Through line, Klimt sought to convey the essence of the human form, and the nature of human existence. As an artist he wanted to explore universal emotions like suffering, hope and love; and it was through the daily practice...

The true face of Leonardo Da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) painted arguably the world’s most famous portrait – the Mona Lisa. But rather ironically, we have never seen a portrait...

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Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) painted arguably the world’s most famous portrait – the Mona Lisa. But rather ironically, we have never seen a portrait of the artist himself. Perhaps until now… Speaking at TED, Siegfried Woldhek shows what he believes is the true face of da Vinci. It’s all pretty speculative, but it may...

What Makes ‘The Night Watch’ Rembrandt’s Masterpiece

Consider a trip to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this weekend and check out Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous work: The Night Watch. This Dutch Golden Age painting was...

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Consider a trip to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this weekend and check out Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous work: The Night Watch. This Dutch Golden Age painting was made in 1642. Interestingly, the artwork is not actually depicting a night scene; Rembrandt intended it to be a portrayal of the civic guards at day-time, but years of varnish...

Big Eyes Official Trailer (2014) Based on Life of Margaret Keane

Big Eyes tells the story of Margaret Keane, an artist who went unrecognized for years because her husband, Walter, took all the credit. Directed by Tim...

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Big Eyes tells the story of Margaret Keane, an artist who went unrecognized for years because her husband, Walter, took all the credit. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in the lead roles, Big Eyes follows Margaret and Walter’s lives and how it is was proven that she was, in fact,...

Van Gogh or Van Faux?

This mystery goes way back to the 1800’s and continues to baffle art experts around the world. Did Van Gogh really paint Study By Candlelight,...

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This mystery goes way back to the 1800’s and continues to baffle art experts around the world. Did Van Gogh really paint Study By Candlelight, or did a rich Hollywood art collector get suckered into buying a forgery? I dig into this fascinating story, laying all the facts out. Via [Artrageous with Nate] Shop This Premium...

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