Velázquez: Las Mininas

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Diego Velázquez Las Meninas, 1656, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado Las Meninas is Velázquez’ most famous and enigmatic work and one of the great masterpieces of western art We are observing a large room, perhaps the main chamber, the Cuarto del Príncipe, in the Alcazar in Madrid. Due to a description by Antonio Palomino published […]

Gustav Klimt: Large Poplar II

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Gustav Klimt Large Poplar II, 1903, Leopold Museum, Vienna It was not until relatively late in his career that Gustav Klimt started to paint landscapes. However, during the first sixteen years of the 20th century Gustav Klimt spent his summers with his companion Emilie Flöge and the rest of the Flöge family in the scenic […]