Dancer in Green

Details: Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green) is a work that was produced by Edgar Degas in 1877-1879 and is located in the Thyssen-Bornemisze Museum in Madrid. Information: This impressionistic piece was made using pastels and gouache on paper. It depicts ballet dancers on stage during a performance. Only one figure is shown in full while the rest are Read more about Dancer in Green[…]

The Rape of the Sabines after David

Details: The Rape of the Sabines after David is a painting produced by Robert Ballagh in 1970. Information: The composition of this work is taken from the painting made by Jacques-Louis David in 1799 entitled The Intervention of the Sabine Women. Ballagh reinterpreted the original painting in his Pop art styling, using harsh lines and Read more about The Rape of the Sabines after David[…]

The Taking of Christ

Details: The Taking of Christ was painted by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1602. Information: The painting depicts the betrayal of Christ with the moment Judas kissed Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Caravaggio’s signature use of chiaroscuro heightens the drama of this betrayal scene.  The painting was one of the most celebrated works produced Read more about The Taking of Christ[…]

The School of Athens

Details: The School of Athens is a fresco located in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Information: Raphael was commissioned to decorate the public reception rooms of the Papal Apartments intended for Pope Julius II. These rooms are referred to as the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Museums. They consisted Read more about The School of Athens[…]

Gala & Lincoln

Details: This double portrait by Salvador Dali is located in the Gallery of Art Prague, in the Czech Republic. Its full title is Gala looking at the Mediterranean Sea which at a distance of 20 meters is transformed into the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1976). Information: This is a lithograph based on his original painting, Gala Contemplating The Read more about Gala & Lincoln[…]