Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Why’s Vermeer’s painting Young Woman with a Water Pitcher such a big deal?

– Light elevates everyday tasks
– Young Woman with a Water Pitcher – the inner sanctum
– A more iconic shield than Captain America’s

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Why Black Sea by Philip Guston is an important painting:

• The inspiration behind Black Sea by Philip Guston.
• What’s controversial about the painting Black Sea?
• Wait a second, this is just a badly painted boot heel…

The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais

The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais

Every time I look at The Blind Girl I forget the two girls are beggars. That may be due to the blind girl’s blissful expression. Also, John Everett Millais sets them in a picturesque field of lush, joyful color. Still, this lovely duo holds us gripped in their happy moment.

Two Women at a Window by Bartolomé Murillo

Two Women at a Window - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Concerning Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s painting Two Women at a Window:

• How a painting from the 1600s still feels fresh and fun.
• Symbolic shutters and borders in Two Women at a Window.
• A charming bond between knowing servant and naive girl.
• Frequently Asked Questions including, “What is surprising about the painting Two Women at a Window?”

The Cardsharps by Michelangelo Caravaggio

The Cardsharps by Caravaggio

Caravaggio created this painting when he was broke and unknown. Then he chanced upon rich gambler Cardinal de Monte, who loved this piece. It was a lucky draw for the young painter. He’d snagged himself an influential and rich patron.