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Five Essential Books on Art History

Hannah Rothschild, the writer, filmmaker and chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees, on the best books to begin, or continue, an art history education<p>Hannah Rothschild, the chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees who recently picked up a shortlist nod for the Baileys …


Artist: Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) The Potato Harvest (1855) Oil on canvas Posted by Nicoletta

Artist: Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) La Plaine de Gennevilliers (1888) Oil on canvas Posted by Nicoletta

Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists

<i>“Art is a form of nourishment (of consciousness, the spirit),”</i> 31-year-old Susan Sontag wrote in her diary in 1964. <i>“Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness,”</i> wrote Alain de Botton half a century later in the excellent <i>Art as Therapy</i>. But perhaps the greatest meditation on how art serves the …

Happy Birthday to Albrecht Dürer born today in 1471. Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) Self Portrait (1500) Oil on linden wood, 67,1 x 48,7 cm Posted by Nicoletta

Amedeo Modigliani Posted by Lara

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) Young Hare (1502) Watercolor and gouache on paper, 25,1 x 22,6 cm Posted by Nicoletta

By Pablo Picasso, (1871 - 1983) Title: "Mother and child" - oil on canvas; 112 x 97.5 cm; 44 1/8 x 38 3/8 in - © Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, US Posted by Lara

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso

Edgar Degas (French, Impressionism, 1834–1917): View of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, c. 1896-1898. Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA Posted by Lara

Artist : Mark Demsteader © Posted by Humam

street art Source: Posted by Lara

Winslow Homer Description: Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Source: Posted by Lara

Artist : Timo Sälekivi © Posted by Humam

Artist : Timo Sälekivi © Posted by Humam

Artist: Paul Hedley Description: Paul Hedley spending his childhood in Chatham, Kent. He studied art at Medway College of Art from 1966-68, and then later at Maidstone College of Art where he was awarded the Diploma in Art and Design. Paul Hedley has been painting ever since he can remember. An education based on traditional art techniques of drawing and painting plus the influence the French artists Edgar Degas 1834-1917 and Edouard Vuillard 1868-1940 have influenced the development of his art works. Source: Posted by Lara

Artist: Henri Matisse Posted by Lara

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) La Toilette (1889) Oil on cardboard, 67 x 54 cm Paris, Musée d’Orsay Posted by Nicoletta

Artist: Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) The Boating Party (1893 - 1894) Oil on canvas, 90 x 117,3 cm Posted by Nicoletta

Sunset over Waterloo Bridge Artist: Emile Claus Completion Date: 1916 Style: Impressionism Posted by Lara

Artist: Henri Matisse Title: Vase, Bottle and Fruit Year: 1906 Technique: oil on canvas Dimensions: 73 x 92 cm Current location: State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia Posted by Lara

Artist: Loui Jover Alone Posted by Lara

Artist : Lesley Oldaker © Posted by Humam