SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE WALLACE COLLECTION

The Wallace Collection is an art collection in London open to the public, housed at Hertford House in Manchester Square, the former townhouse of the Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford. It comprises an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th, including Old Master paintings, arranged into 30 galleries. It … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE WALLACE COLLECTION

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THE PERSIAN CARPET

THE PERSIAN CARPET

Oriental carpets are carpets (also known as rugs) that are produced in the Orient. Geographically, oriental rugs are made in an area referred to as the “Rug Belt”, which stretches from Morocco across North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia and northern India. It includes countries like China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Maghreb … Continue reading THE PERSIAN CARPET

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

Can you name 5 female artists whose work you admire? The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) was founded to reform traditional histories of art. It is dedicated to discovering and making known women artists who have been overlooked or unacknowledged, and assuring the place of women in contemporary art. And it is … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

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SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE FRICK COLLECTION

The Frick Collection is an art museum located in the Henry Clay Frick House on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York City at 1 East 70th Street. It houses the collection of industrialist, Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919). The Frick is one of the pre-eminent small art museums in the United States, with a … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: THE FRICK COLLECTION

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TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that started with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist paintings are characterised by small, thin, yet visible brush strokes. They tend to be bright, vibrant, and intense. Impressionists painted with small touches of mixed and pure unmixed colour … Continue reading TOP 21 IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS

TOP 21 ORIENTALIST PAINTINGS

In art history, Orientalism is a term used by art historians to describe a style of art that depicted scenes and designs from the East. This style was used by Western artists who had a strong interest in Middle Eastern, South Asian, East Asian, and North African cultures. Due to its popularity among Western artists, … Continue reading TOP 21 ORIENTALIST PAINTINGS