The Large Bathers: An Explanation of Cézanne’s impressionism

The Large Bathers: An Explanation of Cézanne’s impressionism

While the classicists favored perfection, contemporary art is more about the intention behind every stroke. An accurate understanding of the human anatomy was a coveted skill among artists during the renaissance. However, in the 19th and 20th centuries, artists took the liberty to express themselves freely through the body. Paul Cézanne’s “The Large Bathers” is one…

The Swing Painting by Fragonard: An Artistic Analysis

The Swing Painting by Fragonard: An Artistic Analysis

It is unclear as to who commissioned “The Swing” by Fragonard, however, several features of the painting hint toward their identity. The painting is sensual, rich, small, and thereby meant for a private collection. Researchers theorize that the painting has been commissioned by a member of the French Royal Court.  Here’s an in-depth analysis of…

The Death of Germanicus: All Emotions Explained

The Death of Germanicus: All Emotions Explained

Nicholas Poussin was a French classical painter who spent most of his life studying and creating art in Rome. Poussin was greatly influenced by ancient roman art and other Renaissance artists such as Domenichino.  In 1627, Poussin painted the masterpiece titled The Death of Germanicus which became his most recognizable work.  Following is an in-depth analysis…

Top 11 Famous Gothic Paintings (With Meaning!)

Top 11 Famous Gothic Paintings (With Meaning!)

Gothic art emerged in Europe, particularly in France during the 1100s when Suger, a statesman completed the first Gothic Church. Until the 14th century, Gothic art continued to spread all across Europe.  While Italian artists were the very last to embrace gothic styles, their contributions are invaluable. Italian artists such as Cimabue and Duccio were…