Art

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel

Clarity and purpose shine through Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel. Its sharp cold bite make this more than a landscape. But on the most basic level it’s one of the best landscapes ever.

Unconscious Rivals by Lawrence Alma Tadema

Unconscious Rivals by Lawrence Alma Tadema

Cupid’s off to the side in Alma Tadema’s painting Unconscious Rivals. That’s because love plays a mere supporting role in this portrait. But pay no attention to the title, it’s not about rivalry either. This is a painting about friendship.

Serpentine Sculptures – Marc Gibian

Serpentine Sculptures – Marc Gibian

Marc Gibian’s Serpentine Sculptures bring whorling steel tendrils to the Hudson River Esplanade. These three structures are Twister, Offshoot, and Torque.

Snap the Whip – Winslow Homer

Snap the Whip – Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip delights in joyful nostalgia. No matter the life we’ve led, at some point we all had a moment like this. These scampering bare feet sing to us of freedom.

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus serves up instant recognition. We’re all familiar with Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece. But have we looked at it? It’s a birth – messy baby business. But this portrait shows neither mess nor baby, only beauty.

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri – George Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri – George Bingham

George Caleb Bingham’s painting, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, dwells in romanticism. The work reminds us that romance in art takes many forms.

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

Marcel Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even” has two frames. They create a symbolic opposition that permeates the work.

The Dinner Party – Judy Chicago

The Dinner Party – Judy Chicago

Iconoclast Judy Chicago changed women’s history. Her extraordinary 1975 masterwork The Dinner Party still speaks volumes. It moves us with accomplishments of women in history

Apollo and Daphne – Antonio Pollaiuolo

Apollo and Daphne – Antonio Pollaiuolo

Antonio Pollaiuolo’s 15th century Italian masterpiece explores the myth of Apollo and Daphne. It’s the classic tale of unrequited love, with a laurel-scented twist.

Lady With a Drawing of Lucretia – Lorenzo Lotto

Lady With a Drawing of Lucretia – Lorenzo Lotto

Lorenzo Lotto’s lady in an ornate dress refers to the tale of Lucretia from Livy’s History of Rome. Both Lucretias in the painting are bold, though trapped by public opinion.

Death of Marat – Jacques-Louis David

Death of Marat – Jacques-Louis David

Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David proves that Masterpieces have baggage too. This well-known piece speaks to us from the French Revolution. Unfortunately, it doesn’t speak the truth.

Duken Delpe

Duken Delpe

Computers provide the paint brush for Duken Delpe’s art. He knows their workings well. So, Duken uses each piece in his work with insight.

Here Comes The Diesel by Leon Kossoff

Here Comes The Diesel by Leon Kossoff

Here Comes the Diesel by Leon Kossoff feels like a fight. Viewers must battle our way through the choppy chaotic brambles to even see the title’s train.

Wealth by Simon Vouet

Wealth by Simon Vouet

Baroque painters, like Simon Vouet with his painting Wealth, reveled in allegory. They swam in it, like Scrooge McDuck in his pool of gold coins.

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi tells a story without revealing the main character. We only see the reaction to the flea, not the pest itself.

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis – Benjamin West

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis – Benjamin West

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis by Benjamin West tells an ancient story. The beloved goddess Venus fell hard for heartthrob hottie Adonis. But it was not meant to be.

The Wedding – Fernand Leger

The Wedding – Fernand Leger

Cubism learned a lesson or two when Fernand Leger’s The Wedding hit. In fact, many art historians joke that this painting introduced Tubism… because reality curves into glorious tubes in this remarkable work.

Siren in Full Moonlight – Paul Delveux

Siren in Full Moonlight – Paul Delveux

Paul Delveux’s painting, Siren in Full Moonlight creates a mysterious triptych of past, present, and future with light and shadow.

Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales paints monsters and men. There’s little difference between them in his edgy, intriguing work. Famous for his tagline When it Reigns, I’m Poor, Mario makes art that speaks to the city.

The Rooster – Marc Chagall

The Rooster – Marc Chagall

Many misinterpret Marc Chagall’s work The Rooster. LadyKflo explains – it’s not just about sex. Love has many interpretations.

Crixtover Edwin

Crixtover Edwin

A focused figurative artist, Crixtover Edwin paints magical portraits. This painter bridges the fantasy reality gap with a delicate touch and bright details.