P7060104ac Henri Matisse:"The Painter's Family", 1911
I notice the carpet with its "elephant foot print" design usually from Afghanistan; As most artists have depicted it, Matisse presents chess as an intellectual struggle between two opponents who have been locked together by an invisible force and are now held firm together, bent over a small table which is their own personal field of battle; Fauvism was an art style that lasted only four years, beginning in 1905; The leader of this movement was Henri Matisse; The word Fauvism is French for "wild beasts"; It…
P7060103ac The Dance by Henri Matisse (1910)
It is my preferred painting of this joyful artist; Pierre gives the size of this wonder that I thought to be small! St Petersburg Hermitage museum impressionnists and modern paintings galleries.
P7060097ac Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) Woman with a Fruit 1892
Where Are You Going ? (Tahitian) Eu haere ia oe? Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.
P7060086ac Woman in a Garden at Saint Adresse 1867 Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Exquisite oil painting by the great king of Impressionism, another spotlight of the museum; Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage Impressionists and Modern Painters.
P7060083ac Napoleon Bonaparte at Arcola Bridge Antoine-Jean Gros. 1796
Terror of the Russian pictured from side to avoid reflections; Bonaparte at the Pont d’Arcole (French: Bonaparte au Pont d’Arcole) is a 1796 painting by Antoine-Jean Gros, showing an episode during the battle of the pont d'Arcole, with general Bonaparte leading his troops to storm the bridge; Two other versions by the same painter exist in France at Louvre museum and in the Versailles palace; Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.
P7060081ac P P Rubens (1577 - 1640) Roman Charity Painting 1612 Prisoner Breastfeeding
Rubens painted a series on this thema also called Simon and Pero; Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality; He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects; In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp which produced paintings popular with nobility a…
P7060071ac Little Section of a Long Ceiling
Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.
P7060049bc Litta Madonna Leonardo da Vinci 1492
As for the Joconde in Paris Louvre museum this painting is a spotlight and provokes a permanent rush so pictures are very difficult! Russia St Petersburg Hermitage museum UNESCO World Heritage.