The Young Pope: 9 paintings from the series deciphered

The Young Pope series by Paolo Sorrentino is one of the most incredible TV movies ever filmed. It is a masterpiece. It combines the beauty, and the deep message, and the creator’s mastery. The main character Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo) is an extremely controversial person. He smokes like a chimney. Drinks Diet Coke. […]

“The Savior of the World” (Salvator Mundi) by Leonardo da Vinci. 5 curious details of the painting

In late 2017, the art society was shocked twice. A work by none other than Leonardo da Vinci* was offered for sale. And this may happen only once in 1000 years. Moreover, it was sold for almost half a billion dollars! This is likely to never happen again. But for many people this news outshined […]

Dutch painters. 8 masters of the Netherlandic Golden Age

Holland. The 17th century country is flourishing unprecedentedly – it is the so-called Golden Age. At the end of the 16th century, several of the country’s provinces won independence from Spain. Since then, the Protestant Netherlands chose their own path. And Catholic Flanders (present-day Belgium) went its own way under the Spain’s wing. In independent […]

English artists. 6 masters who changed the world art

The artists of which country have contributed most to development of the world art? When hearing this question, French artists are often thought of. And the Dutch. And of course, no one doubts the influence of Italian Renaissance. However, if we consider the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, the English artists’ achievements […]

American artists. 7 masters who astonished the world

American artists are extremely motley. Some of them were sheer cosmopolitans, like Sargent. Being an American by birth, he spent almost all his life in London and Paris. Among them, there are also authentic Americans, who depicted only the life of their countrymen, like Rockwell. And there are even otherworldly artists, like Pollock. Or those […]

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