The French artist Charles-Antoine Coypel painted this scene of amour figures forging arrows for Cupid’s bow around 1715. It remains in nearly pristine condition, but the varnish layers, which were not original, had become darkened and discolored. The canvas has never been removed from its original eighteenth-century wooden strainer. The depth and richness of Coypel’s palette emerged after removal of the old varnish layers. A few minor flake losses – seen here as white areas that have been filled with gesso in order to bring the level of the loss in line with the surface of the original paint – are visible around the edges.
Caravaggio was not always a ‘trendy’ artist. Before museums dedicated exhibitions solely to him, before monographs were written by art historians, indeed before a bestselling non-fiction art-crime book was published about his lost painting, Caravaggio was reluctantly accepted by collectors in the US as an artist primarily associated with genre painting, and nothing much more. (Genre painting is the depiction of every day life).
William-Adolphe Bouguereau was considered the best painter in the world during his lifetime, but he also “considered teaching his sacred duty.” In fact, he taught at multiple places during his lifetime, both in his own private atelier (artist’s studio) and in the ateliers of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian. He didn’t charge his students a high price for their tutelage; instead, they seemed to have worked off their debt to him by working as his assistants on his monumentous Salon paintings.
The Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire, is actually North America’s oldest museum in continuous operation. Dating back to 1772, it is owned and operated by Dartmouth College, and was founded just 3 years after the college itself. With nearly 65,000 objects in its permanent collection, this small museum boasts quite an impressive range of art. There’s a bit of everything, from Ancient Near Eastern reliefs, to American landscapes, to European paintings, and even some home furnishings.
2021 (and 2020 in general) has been a hard year worldwide due to the effects of the pandemic. But despite it all, we need to immerse ourselves in the little things that define us. And what defines us better than what we wear? By styling up in the wearable fashion trends of summer 2021, you can alleviate the mood in your house.
Give yourself a much-deserved break and check out the following fashion trends.
Oversized Boyfriend Jackets
Choosing an outfit is something that cannot be taken lightly. For some people, it is considered an event. In today’s society, individuals are very conscious about how they present themselves. After all, it is said that our clothes are an extension of our true selves. But a question will be, “How true is that statement? Do you choose the clothes you don daily?”
Most people will jump the gun and boldly declare that this is their style. But this is not the case. The truth is a trend forecaster already beat you to it. You have never met before but the idea of the outfit you are wearing now was planted years ago.
Focus on the “next big thing”
With all the kitchen and food movies and TV shows, it seems everyone wants to be the new Gordon Ramsay. Question is, can you be able to deal with the heat? After all, you only spend a few hours in the kitchen for an entire week. For some, the total time spent on the range in an entire week could equal an hour.
But you don’t have to be a professional chef. All you need is a few tips and tricks.
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Given our crazy work schedules and tons of meetings, this statement has never been true. Furthermore, you need a meal that will keep you fresh-eyed all day long, not lethargic and full. To further complicate and narrow down the list, the breakfast option must be healthy! (We have to watch out for those carbs!)
That said, let’s ready our pans and stoves for the following breakfast options.
Paleo Blueberry Muffins
Thanks to technology and the internet, almost every sector of our lives has changed. The music industry has also been impacted. No longer is music being stored in cassettes, CDs, and vinyl records. Music is being streamed from the internet and many companies have set themselves up to reap the benefits. In this article, we will be outlining the most popular streaming music services with a focus on the number of users they have.
Music news, events and trends in the fashion world, and delicious food recipes.
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Who doesn’t love to dress stylishly, listen to cool music, and eat gourmet food? That’s right, there are no such people! Our blog is about inspiration, getting aesthetic pleasure, self-improving, and building new useful skills. Do you ever have a hard time figuring out what’s trending and what’s not? Or maybe you just want a yummy treat but don’t know what to cook? So this is the right place for you!