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Pigments Through the Ages

Various aspects of painting have long been discussed in the fields of art history and visual culture, but few have taken a close look at the nature of pigments within painting, or in a broader context. This online exhibit looks at the storied history of a number of different pigments, and also looks at the historical perceptions of their respective appearances and nuances. The exhibit begins by...
Rembrandt's Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher

The current blockbuster exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago features paintings and prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), "one of the most celebrated artists in history." This related website presents just enough of the exhibition to satisfy some, while whetting the appetite of others -- who will need to travel to the museum to see more than 200 works on display. To see works in context,...
Gauguin Tahiti

Despite living most of his life in France, Paul Gauguin is immediately identified with Tahiti, largely due to his immense body of visual art (such as paintings and sculptures) that were produced during his time there during the turn of the 19th century. One of these monumental works is an impressive canvas titled, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? At the time of its...
Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

Although it seems a touch odd that a museum of the caliber of Art Institute of Chicago has mounted an exhibition based on a single painting, Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884) is, as stated at the web site, "one of the most beloved, famous, and frequently reproduced paintings in the world ... the painting is an icon and a destination in itself for visitors." To elucidate La Grande...