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“You see, I really have wanted to make it so that people get the idea that these folk, who are eating their potatoes by the light of their little lamp, have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish, and so it speaks of manual labor and — that they have thus honestly earned their food. I wanted it to give the idea of a wholly different way of life from ours — civilized people. So I certainly don’t want everyone just to admire it or approve of it without knowing why.” This statement by Vincent van Gogh clarifies his intentions to draw the painting and can’t be interpreted more correctly. To portray this scene he did years of research […]

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Referred sometimes as the Austrian Mona Lisa, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” by Gustav Klimt is a world-known portrait of a wealthy society aristocrat woman named Adele Bloch- Bauer. The whole painting is depicted with real gold and silver leaves, and some regular oil paint. There was also another portrait of the woman called Adele Bloch Baucer II. The Painting made the Austrian artist so famous and main stream, that after the exhibition of the work, he got many commissions. The painting was from his golden age during which he worked with real gold and silver for his paintings. This wasn’t his first time use of paintings. Painting broke all records of being expensive in June 2006 by a staggering amount of $135 million paid by […]

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This dramatic illustration, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee”,  is painted by the Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt. It is a dramatic depiction of the ‘calming the storm’ miracle done by Jesus. Jesus did many miracles in his lifetime including walking on water, cursing the fig tree, turning water into wine and many more. Those miracles and anecdotes made his apostles and followers have more faith in him. Though, as it is obvious in the stories, Jesus never exhibited his powers in public until it was a sheer necessity. Here, he is crossing the Sea of Galilee with his apostles and other Jewish people. The sea was known for its sudden storms and taking lives of people. Such a storm came across with this […]

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