Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres wasn’t above a little photoshop. Take a closer look at some his famous society portraits to see how he manipulated proportions and anatomy to attempt to create the “perfect” female form.
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Michelle Obama’s Portrait
Everyone asks for Michelle.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi
Explore the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a stunning museum and architectural playground that attempts to chart a new direction for the U.A.E.
With Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of President Obama soon to be released, take a look at the artist’s ground breaking works and style.
Who Bought the $450 Million Da Vinci?
One might ruminate on how this sale illustrates the paradoxical relationship of art and capitalism. Or, we could turn our mental faculties to something juicer: who bought it?Below, a somewhat facetious but sorta probable list of potential buyers:
Once in a Lifetime Vermeer
Learn about the National Gallery’s latest exhibit “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” a once in a lifetime chance to see 10 Vermeer masterpieces.
The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait is the art history equivalent of overanalyzing texts from that cute guy you like.
Shimomura Crossing the Delaware
Part pop art, part Japanese wood print, and part history painting, Roger Shimomura’s Crossing the Delaware represents an American masterpiece in the truest sense.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner built one of the greatest art collections and museum in America. But, her legacy has some surprising twists.
Is Art Elitist?
The peasants may have stormed the Bastille and the royal palaces, but the art world remains a exclusive circle.