Vincent van Gogh: A Tale of Two Paintings (1889)

Preface See previous posts for detailed images of The Olive Trees and The Starry Night. Note that Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background is also called The Olive Trees Vincent van Gogh painted at least 18 paintings of olive trees, but only one –The Olive Trees — was a complement to The Starry…

A Hecatomb Of Oxen Or: Pythagoras’s Sacrifice

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“Pythagoreans Celebrate the Sunrise” by Fyodor Bronnikov 1869 Legend has it that when the Greek philosopher Pythagoras discovered the Pythagorean theorem (the famous right-triangle theorem you probably first heard in algebra class then never heard it again until now), he celebrated by sacrificing a hecatomb (100 heads) of oxen…

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek: River landscape with crayfish catchers

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. 1803-1862 La Haye. Paysage de rivière avec des pêcheurs d’écrevisses. River landscape with crayfish catchers. Dordrecht Museum Le paysage romantique néerlandais The Dutch romantic landscape by jean louis mazieres Click for enlarged image:   Original Image Via Flickr: Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. 1803-1862 La Haye. Paysage de rivière avec des pêcheurs d’écrevisses. River…

Josef Mánes: Red parasol in the summer

IMG_1047 Josef Mánes 1820-1871. Prague. Red parasol (in the summer) Parasol rouge (en été) 1855 1855 Prague Galerie Nationale (Narodni Galery) Palais Salmovski. by jean louis mazieres   Josef Mánes 1820-1871. Prague. Red parasol (in the summer) Parasol rouge (en été) 1855 1855 Prague Galerie Nationale (Narodni Galery) Palais Salmovski. Fils d’Antonin Manes, formé par…

Emily Dickinson: Truth and Beauty

The Duties of the Wind are Few The duties of the Wind are few- To cast the Ships at sea, Establish March, The Floods escort, And usher Liberty.    Hope Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest…

Medieval Beaded Necklace

Beads from Frankish necklaces exhibit a stunning variety of patterns, colors, and forms. Though the beads seen here were made in the seventh century, the particular combination in which they were strung together is a creation of the late nineteenth century, when the beads were first found in graves. Quote from the-met-art On view at…

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats: The Girl with Carnation

The girl with carnation (Teresa Mirabent Planas) Santiago Rusiñol 1893 From the collection of Cau Ferrat Museum “From the beginning the light of Sitges dazzled Rusinol’s retina, just like before it blinded Arcadi Mas I Fondevila, Joan Roig I Soler and the rest of the Luminist School painters. That’s why one of the topics that…

Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night (1889) in detail

Details Title: The Starry Night Creator: Vincent van Gogh Date Created: 1889 Style: Post-Impressionism Provenance: Acquired through the Lillie P.Bliss Bequest Original Title: La nuit étoilée More Info: View more works by Vincent van Gogh on MoMA.org External Link: View MoMA’s collection online Medium: Oil on canvas Image credit: Google Arts and Culture Click for…