Edgar Degas: Scène de ballet (1885)

“In the monotypes, the narrative sequence and the individual personalities are conveyed through the figures’ bodies, their physiques and poses. The legibility of these scenes confirms Degas’ careful observation and intimate knowledge of this world. As J.K. Huysmans, one of Degas’ champions, exclaimed about one of his dance pictures, ‘What life! What life! How all…

William Adolphe Bouguereau, Song of the Angels (1881)

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Konstantin Gorbatov: A Winter Landscape

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Henri Lebasque: Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe (1898-99)

Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe depicts the artist’s wife and daughter while showcasing his interest in portraying his loved ones in their day-to-day routines. The work demonstrates all of Lebasque’s best qualities including his masterful treatment of light, use of a limited yet vibrant color palette and a composition that directs the viewer’s gaze…

Diego Rivera: The Rivals (1931)

“The scene, inspired by “la fiesta de Las Velas”, depicts an annual tradition indigenous to the Isthmus region of Oaxaca for which women wear embroidered huipiles or blouses, attractive gold jewelry and their hair pulled into moños (buns) and, enaguas or skirts in bright colors. The feast has indigenous roots, and is celebrated during the…

Chu Teh-chun: Plurality (2003)

“…Nature is absorbed into the artist’s thought and then undergoes refinement, and it is the power of the artist’s imagination, his sensibility, and his inner character that are revealed on the canvas. This is where the concepts behind Chinese painting and abstract painting very neatly come together.” READ FULL ESSAY: Christie’s (quoting Chu Teh-chun) See…

Marianne Stokes: Madonna (c.1909)

“Many painters have drawn the Virgin Mary and Jesus and it was a particularly popular theme with Italian artists from the Renaissance period. However, most portraits depict the virgin looking at her child. In this picture, she looks up and introduces her young child to the viewer. Across the background are patterned thorny tendrils and…

Peder Mork Monsted: Winter (1914)

“This snowy scene epitomizes Mønsted’s photographically crisp winter landscapes. True to his paintings of verdant forests with streams running through them, here too his masterful observation of water and surrounding snow is central to the composition….While visiting Paris in 1883, he worked in the studio of William Bouguereau, under whose tutelage he further honed his rigorous academic…

Monet’s Grainstacks II

“Monet’s paintings from this series bear the French title Meules, a word that can be translated as “stacks.” For a long time the title was misinterpreted as Haystacks; however, the objects in Monet’s paintings are actually sheaves of grain. In the agriculture of nineteenth-century Normandy, conical stacks of unthreshed grain were covered with straw or…

Debussy’s Clair de Lune III

Well-versed in Rodenbach’s Symbolist ideas, Lévy-Dhurmer has similarly captured the mood of a late evening in Venice in the present work, contrasting a symphony of the blue and silver tones of moonlight playing across the water and the gondolas with the dazzling, brilliant yellow and orange tones of glowing orbs of man-made light. In some…

Stepan Kolesnikov: Russian Peasant Women

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Pierre Bonnard: Deux corbeilles de fruits (1935)

“Bonnard’s vividly-colored and masterfully-composed domestic scenes and still lifes, like Deux corbeilles de fruits, circa 1935, would become hallmarks of the artist’s later oeuvre. The present work reveals Bonnard’s ability to synthesize an array of artistic influences, both contemporary and historic. Here, Bonnard appropriates the dynamic diagonal compositional order, tilting perspective, and imaginative use of…

Gustave Loiseau: La cathédrale de Rouen (1927)

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Ford Madox Brown: Work (1865)

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Le Thi Luu: Youth

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Van Gogh and the Postman

“I’m now working on the portrait of a postman with his dark blue uniform with yellow. A head something like that of Socrates, almost no nose, a high forehead, bald pate, small grey eyes, high coloured full cheeks, a big beard, pepper and salt, big ears.” Vincent van Gogh READ FULL ESSAY: Christie’s “While Roulin…

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

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Romeo Tabuena: Niños en Fiesta (1988)

“Niños en Fiesta…is a joyous and vibrant example of children at play, celebrating a native festivity with innocent gaiety. The textural, thick paint on masonite is characteristic of Tabuena’s Mexican paintings, lending a dense, rich quality to the work. By this stage in Tabuena’s career, his figures became more naturalistically rendered and emotionally intimate as…

Dietrich Buxtehude: The Newborn Child

TRANSLATION (by Jason F. Ortmann): The newly born and tiny child, The darling infant Jesus, Doth once again the year renew For this the chosen Christian flock. The angels who gladly surround us And accompany us rejoice, Singing freely on high, Proclaiming that God is reconciled with us. If God is reconciled and is our…

Nguyen Phan Chanh: Young Girl With a Parrot (1933)

“…The painting reveals a great sweetness, a mix of humility and dignity so characteristic to the painter’s work. The young girl is depicted seated in the centre of the work on a large wooden bed, defined by horizontal and vertical lines complemented by a great blue rectangle in the background’s upper right corner. Nguyen Phan…

Rob Riccardo: Right on Time

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Johannes Vermeer: The Milkmaid (c. 1657-8)

“Bach based his chorale Christum wir sollen loben schon – part of his cantata of the same name, BWV 121 – on a hymn by Martin Luther from 1524. This was in turn based on the Latin hymn A solis ortus cardine, by Caelius Sedulius from ca 450. For this recording soprano Viola Blache made…