Author: Andrea Marvan

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Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s […]

XIR70302 Waterlilies: Green Reflections, 1914-18 (left section) (oil on canvas) (see also 56001 & 56004) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 197x847 cm; Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris, France; French,  out of copyright
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Claude Monet, Beyond the Water Lilies

Probably Monet’s most recognizable work, the Water Lilies series, is without doubt a masterpiece and a trademark of the Impressionism movement. Monet painted this series in his garden at Giverny between 1900 and 1926, near the end of his life, but before the Water Lilies there is so much more that makes […]

LEF221013 Nude No.1 (oil on canvas) by Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920); Private Collection; Photo © Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., London; Italian,  out of copyright
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Modigliani: The man behind the mask

At the 95th anniversary of Modigliani’s death (January 24) we take a look at the man behind a controversial reputation. Self Portrait, 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani(1884-1920) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Bridgeman Images   Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is often referred to as one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—artists […]