Adriaen Brouwer - Farmers At The Meal

Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638)

Adriaen Brouwer was a Flemish painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the first half of the 17th century. Brouwer was an important innovator of genre painting through his vivid depictions of peasants, soldiers and other 'lower class' individuals engaged in drinking, smoking, card or dice playing, fighting, music making etc. ... More

Eugene Delacroix - 1827-28 - The Death Of Sardanapal

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. As a painter and muralist, Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for ... More

The Meeting Of Odysseus And Nausicaa, C 1630 - C 1640

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)

Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and tapestry designer known for his history paintings, genre scenes and portraits. After Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, he was the leading Flemish Baroque painter of his day. Unlike those contemporaries he never traveled abroad to study Italian painting, and his career ... More

Joseph Henry Sharp - Burial Cortege Of A Crow Chief

Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)

Joseph Henry Sharp was an American painter and a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, of which he is considered the "Spiritual Father". Sharp was one of the earliest European-American artists to visit Taos, New Mexico, which he saw in 1893 with artist John Hauser. Sharp was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on September 27, 1859 to ... More

Jacob Hägg - Vega

Jacob Hägg (1839-1931)

Jacob (Jacques) Hägg was a Swedish naval officer and naval painter . He was born at Katthamra Farm in Östergarn on Gotland, but lived most of his life in Stockholm and Karlskrona. He was the son of the wood merchant Axel Hägg and his wife Anna Margaretha, born Lindström, and had a brother Axel Herman Hägg. Jacob Hägg married ... More

Peter Paul Rubens - Rubens In His Garden With Helena Fourment

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Part II

Rubens used the production of prints and book title-pages, especially for his friend Balthasar Moretus, the owner of the large Plantin-Moretus publishing house, to extend his fame throughout Europe during this part of his career. In 1618, Rubens embarked upon a printmaking enterprise by soliciting an unusual triple privilege (an early form of ... More

Peter Paul Rubens - The Holy Women At The Sepulchre

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Part I

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens' highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, ... More

Pompeo Batoni - Batoni Marriage Of Cupid And Psyche Anagoria, 1756

Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787)

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni was an Italian painter who displayed a solid technical knowledge in his portrait work and in his numerous allegorical and mythological pictures. The high number of foreign visitors travelling throughout Italy and reaching Rome during their Grand Tour made the artist specialized in portraits. Batoni won international ... More

Edgar Degas - The Rehearsal - 1873-1874 Featured

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part III

By the later 1870s Degas had mastered not only the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but pastel as well. The dry medium, which he applied in complex layers and textures, enabled him more easily to reconcile his facility for line with a growing interest in expressive color. In the mid-1870s he also returned to the medium of etching, ... More

Edgar Degas - Racehorses In A Landscape - 1894 Featured

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part II

By the late 1860s Degas had shifted from his initial forays into history painting to an original observation of contemporary life. Racecourse scenes provided an opportunity to depict horses and their riders in a modern context. He began to paint women at work, milliners and laundresses. Mlle. Fiocre in the Ballet La Source, exhibited in the ... More