Monthly Archives: April 2017

Up in the Hills a Clarion Call Rings Out by Theodor Kittelson

Theodor Kittelson was born on April 27, 1857.  He is one of Norway’s most beloved artists, and he was skilled as a painter and an illustrator.  He loved to illustrate fairy tales, and he was particularly inspired when he could …

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Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix was born on April 26, 1798 in France.  A Romantic artist, he was considered to be the leader of the French Romantic school.  His style was of loose, colorful expressive brush strokes, and he loved exotic subject matter. …

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Three Angels Visiting Abraham by Ludovico Carracci

Ludovico Carracci was born on April 21, 1555 in Bologna.  He was an early Baroque artist.  He painted religious subjects and is known for the emotion his works emanate. Below are shown some of his works, Christ in the Wilderness, Served …

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Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

If the Duke asks you to design a prayer book…well, you’ll definitely be designing a prayer book. The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is the most famous example of French Gothic manuscript illumination.   Commissioned by the Duke of …

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.  (At that time, it was Vinci, the Republic of Florence.)  He was one of the greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance, and his skills included painting, sculpting, …

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Haggadah: Now We Are Free

Imagine the feelings of liberation that would well up inside you when you remembered something someone did that freed you.  Imagine when you walk out into a fresh spring breeze after being cooped up inside, stifled after a long winter, …

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School of Athens by Raphael

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was born on April 6, 1483 in Italy.  He was one of the most prominent painters of the Italian High Renaissance and is known now as Raphael.  He is regarded as highly as Michelangelo and Leonardo …

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The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 4, 1732 in France.  He was a painter and printmaker of the rococo era, and so not surprisingly his vibrant work throbbed with a whimsical, erotic tone. The Swing, perhaps Fragonard’s most well-known and beloved …

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The Ascension of Saint John the Evangelist

Even if you don’t know anything about art history, chances are you’ve at least heard the name Renaissance.  That’s because it’s one of the most pivotal times in all history, bringing forth some of the greatest artists (and other people of …

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