Illuminators of the 1400s and 1500s used many of the marginal motifs known from earlier manuscripts. They differed, however, by integrating marginalia into elaborate borders strewn with naturalistic foliage and abstract patterns...
"These three painters were to rub shoulders for over thirty years, and after Titian’s death in 1576, the other two would continue their mutual confrontation for another dozen years. Though rivals, they also influenced and inspired one another."
"The early Ming era was a period of cultural restoration and expansion. Seeking to reassert native artistic traditions, court artists revived and adapted the figural and landscape themes and styles of the Song dynasty..."
"A staggering 20-25,000 pilgrims still climb Croagh Patrick mountain – a soaring cone-shaped 765m (2,500ft) peak..."
"This groundbreaking presentation features works by 34 painters, renowned and less well-known. Some of the leading figures — such as Impressionists John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and William Merritt Chase, and Realists John Sloan and William Glackens — are represented by several of their works."
The Spanish artist bought Château de Vauvenargues in 1958 after he discovered it in the foothills of Mont Sainte-Victoire, the mountain...
In the fin de siecle
of the 19th century, letter writing mirrored the devotion to nature, music and art. It is a joy to read again Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo –“...we explored the old garden and stole excellent figs, it made me think of Zola's vines, ivy, fig trees, olive trees, pomegranates...
"Woven through this is the tale of a young man on the make, the son of a Covent Garden barber, who made his mark and his fortune whilst never having the right..."
"Caillebotte painted scenes of outdoor life away from the city on the coast of Normandy and in the villages of Yerres and Petit Gennevilliers..."
The exhibition will explore the place of music and theater in the work of the great early eighteenth-century French painter and draftsman Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), comparing an imagery of power, associated with the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, with a more optimistic and mildly subversive imagery of pleasure...
Cézanne’s greatness lies more in an intensely individual way of seeing nature than as an expresser of abstract artistic concepts. In other terms, he falls in with the class headed by such men as Giotto and Rembrandt, who merged their aesthetic qualities inextricably with their particular viewing of the world...
"In Sargent and the Sea, the Corcoran Gallery of Art brings together for the first time more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and drawings depicting seascapes and coastal scenes..."
Moctezuma inherited one of the world's richest visual traditions. All the styles of art in this show have origins going back 3,000 years to the age of the Olmecs.
"A major European expedition to acquire classical antiquities for the fledgling collection in 1889 resulted in the purchase of several pots originally used for serving and storing wine."
"In 1915, O'Keeffe leaped into abstraction with a group of charcoal drawings that were among the most radical creations produced in the United States at that time. In these and subsequent abstractions, O’Keeffe sought to transcribe her..."
"Scandinavian painting from the period around the last turn-of-the-century is richly represented in Nationalmuseum’s collections. It is also very much appreciated by the audience. Due to the lack of space the number of paintings on display..."
Sir Colin Davis’ original and lively interpretaion of this technically demanding masterpiece by the French composer Hector Berlioz is exhilarating. The opera is set in Rome during the celebration of...
"The theme of light and enlightenment is emphasized throughout, both literally and in its figurative or spiritual sense. Highlights include an extraordinary Egyptian gilded and enameled glass lamp inscribed with the famous 'Light Verse'..."