Month: August 2019

Sandro Botticelli: Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion

Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion: Sandro Botticelli

The identity of the sitter in Sandro Botticelli’s 1475 Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion is hotly debated by art historians. Several candidates have been suggested, including Botticelli’s brother Antonio. The young man’s head is turned slightly from us and he is dressed in middle-class clothing. He displays for us a gilded medal …

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Paul Cézanne: Marion And Valabregue Setting Out For Motif

Marion And Valabregue Setting Out For Motif: Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne‘s painting Marion And Valabregue Setting Out For Motif is generally aligned with that of Post-Impressionism but also is seen as looking forward to later twentieth-century developments in Modern Art. As Picasso was once to exclaim: “Cézanne is the father of us all”. The two protagonists’ gazes in 1866’s Marion And Valabregue Setting Out …

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Edgar Degas- Portrait of Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt (May 22, 1844—June 14, 1926) was an Impressionist painter from Pennsylvania who operated in Paris for a large part of her career and who entertained close relations with the Impressionist circle. Mary Cassatt’s Life Cassatt, who came from a well-off family with French-Huguenot roots, attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and …

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Eugène Delacroix self portrait

Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix (April 26 1798—August 13 1863) is the supreme master of Romanticism in painting. Acknowledged from a young age as a technically gifted artist, he created some of the world’s most iconic paintings. Early life Eugène Delacroix had a thoroughly successful artistic career. It began at the prestigious imperial institute Lycée Louis-le-Grand, where he …

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