Court painter
A court painter was an artist who painted for the members of a royal or noble family, sometimes on a fixed salary and on an exclusive basis where the artist was not supposed to undertake other work. ...
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
Spanish brothers scammed when attempted Goya art con backfires
Incredibly they took 1.7 million Swiss francs in photocopied bills
Rubens and His Legacy, from Van Dyck to Cézanne: Stunning works make the flesh crawl
I am currently reading Ordeal, the autobiography of Linda Lovelace, star of the 1972 porn film Deep Throat. The book describes how she was hypnotised by her pimp husband in order to perform acts that ...
Peter Paul Rubens
Andrew Graham-Dixon goes to Antwerp to explore Rubens's greatest altarpiece.
Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegna (Isola di Carturo, 1431 Mantova, 13 settembre 1506) è stato un pittore e incisore veneziano. L'irreprensibile, come lo chiamavano alcuni suoi...
Sofonisba Anguissola
Sofonisba Anguissola (also spelled Anguisciola; c. 1532 - November 16, 1625) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance.
Jan Mabuse
Création Visuelle inspirée de l'oeuvre du peintre Jan Gossaert dit Mabuse, accompagnée d'une musique d'époque retravailler électroniquement.
Jan van Eyck
Jan van Eyck (Maaseik, 1390 körül Brugge, 1441) flamand festo, a korai németalföldi festészet egyik legkiemelkedobb alakja. A francia-burgund-flamand könyvfe...
Jean-Marc Nattier
The art of Jean-Marc Nattier - Isis lully.
George Hayter
Sir George Hayter (17 December 1792 – 18 January 1871) was a notable English painter, specialising in portraits and large works involving in some cases several hundred individual portraits. Quee...
Shang Xi
Shang Xi (Chinese: 商喜; pinyin: Shāng Xǐ; Wade–Giles: Shang Hsi; fl. ca. 1430–1440); was a Chinese mural and scroll painter during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). His specific bir...
Li Song (painter)
Li Song (Chinese: 李嵩; pinyin: Lǐ Sōng; Wade–Giles: Li Sung) (active 1190–1230) was a Chinese imperial court painter in the Song Dynasty.Song was born in Qian Tang (錢塘 - present day H...
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
Joseph Kreutzinger
Joseph Kreutzinger (10 January 1757 – 14 July 1829) was an Austrian painter and engraver.Kreutzinger was born in Vienna. He was a pupil of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and specialized in port...
Rubens and His Legacy, from Van Dyck to Cézanne: Stunning works make the flesh crawl
I am currently reading Ordeal, the autobiography of Linda Lovelace, star of the 1972 porn film Deep Throat. The book describes how she was hypnotised by her pimp husband in order to perform acts that ...
Pietro Benvenuti
Pietro Benvenuti (8 January 1769 – 3 February 1844) was an Italian neoclassical painter.
Born in Arezzo in Tuscany, he was influenced by the style of Jacques-Louis David. He was a student of the A...
David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl
David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (23 September 1628 – 23 October 1698) was a Swedish nobleman and portrait painter.Ehrenstrahl was born in Hamburg. In 1652, at twenty-four years of age, at the request...
Antonio Brugada
Antonio Brugada (1804 Madrid – 1863 San Sebastian) was a Spanish painter. Brugada is best known for his dramatic seascapes.Brugada was a friend of Francisco Goya, and was instrumental in cataloging, a...
Domenico Francia
Domenico Francia, a painter and architect, born at Bologna in 1702, was a son of the engraver Francesco Maria Domenico Francia, and studied under Ferdinando Galli (called Bibiena), whom he assisted in...