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On the evening October 16th 1834, the home of the Parliament of the United Kingdom--the Palace of Westminster accidentally caught a big fire and was almost destroyed in that conflagration. The fire first started from overheated chimney flues and quickly spread through, becoming the biggest fire occurred in London since the Great Fire in 1666 which swept through the …
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is an oil painting made by Dutch painter Rembrandt in 1632, which is commissioned by the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons for their Guild Room. Rembrandt painted it at the age of 26, and later it became one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings and now hangs in the Mauritshuis museum in the Hague.
Napoleon Crossing the Alps is an oil painting on canvas by French artist Hippolyte Delaroche during 1848-1850. It depicts the portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte leading his army through the Alps on a mule in the spring of 1800 during the War of the Second Coalition.
In 1800, Hippolyte Delaroche led his army cross the Saint-Bernard Pass, attempting to surprise the …
Art Capital, the world exhibition, jointly organized by the French Ministry of Culture and the Grand Palace Exhibition in Paris opened on the 22nd. Mr. Lin Yue, the famous Chinese oil paintings painter whose Tibetan mastiff paintings had been invited to attend the Grand Palace exhibition in 2009, was invited again to attend this Art Capital Exhibition.
When Lin Yue…
St. George and the Dragon is a small oil painting on poplar by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael in 1506. It is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Raphael had created another version earlier about the same theme of George fighting with the dragon, which is now in the Louvre in Paris.
This religious …
The Jupiter and Thetis is a huge canvas painting of 8 feet created in 1811 by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, a French neoclassical painter, a student of Jacques-Louis Daivd. It depicts a scene from the Homer’s Iliad, that nymph Thetis begging Jupiter to intervene the Trojan War and help her son Achilles because he was involved in it. and …
Dante and Virgil in the Hell is a oil painting on canvas by French academic painter Bouguereau in 1850. In his paintings he often used themes of mythology, allegory and love, with peace and idealization. Unlike his regular artworks, Dante and Virgil describe a total different atmosphere. It depicts a scene from a classical poem written by Dante Alighieri in …
Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps is an oil painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner in 1812. It depicts the historical story of Hannibal and his soldiers to cross the Maritime Alps on expedition to Rome. The painting is now held by the Tate Gallery.
Joseph Mallord William Turner was a British Romantic landscape painter, water-colorist and …
Saskia as Flora is an oil painting on canvas created by Rembrandt van Rijin in 1634, portraying his beloved wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh as the goddess Flora. It was painted by Rembrandt at the age of 28, a year after his marriage. It is now in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijin was a Dutch painter …
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is a well-known oil painting by Gustav Klimt, who was a famous Austrian symbolism painter that related closely with Vienna Secession movement. At that time, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer commissioned Klimt to paint it. In Vienna Klimt finished this painting. Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer was a wealthy industrialist and he was quite interested in Klimt' works. The model of …