Author Archives: Anupriya Shasheendran

Almond Blossom by Van Gogh: The Essence of Life in a Blossom Tree Painting! 

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Of grace, finesse, and life—that is what the painting Almond Blossom by Van Gogh screams at one look!  From his collection of flower paintings, this blossom tree art has definitely won millions of hearts across the world.  The blue color itself is perceived to be associated with calmness and even melancholy. With the endearing blue […]

The Weeping Woman By Picasso: Demonstrating Agony Through Cubist Art! 

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Oh, this is pain, this is anguish! I faint, I fail. Now my body thaws; I am unsealed, I am incandescent. – Virginia Woolf I personally thought that this moving quote by the great feminist author would best represent The Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso!  We would think it is impossible for an edgy and […]

Disturbing Painting “Ivan the Terrible and His Son” Explained!

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What comes to  mind when you come across Ivan the Terrible and His Son? The first time I came across this title, the following questions pooled in: Who is Ivan? Why is he called Ivan the Terrible? And why mention his son? Does his son not have a name? There is a whole stream of […]

The Swing Painting: Exploring Eroticism and Desire with Fragonard

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Does The Swing painting ring a bell to you?  A jovial beauty in the wilderness, happily hoisted in the air on her crimson cushioned seat of the swing.  With the charm of the lovely maiden, you almost miss out on the two figures on the ground level.  Yes, there are two men, one in front […]

The Glorious Life and Art of Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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Want a glimpse into the magic created by Jean-Honoré Fragonard? Imagine you are in a luscious garden, almost like an enchanted little jungle with its greenery and beauty! Trees and flowers of all kinds surround you, and in the midst of it all, there is a long beautiful swing, covered with creepers!   You are hoisted […]

The Astounding Life Events of William Adolphe Bouguereau (A Mini Guide)

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To capture the essence of the feminine beauty is no mere thing!  When it comes to artists, personally, I feel no one captures the beauty of women on canvas like William Adolphe Bouguereau!  The diligent brush strokes forming grace, the precision with the facial features, everything is exemplary!  This infamous academic artist has contributed graciously […]

10+ Michelangelo Facts: Intriguing Highlights from the Maestro’s Life!

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The true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection! This quote was by none other than the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti! The maestro was connected to art like no other artist of his time!  Michelangelo’s works are not just famous for their greatness and uniqueness but also for the influence they had […]

Neoclassical Paintings: 8+ Revival Art of Rome and Greece

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“Drawing is the honesty of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours: drawing does not consist merely of line. Drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane and modeling.” This quote by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres best explains the essence of neoclassical paintings!  Artworks from this era have always enthralled art […]