Category: Old Masters

Calligraphy for beginners

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The word calligraphy has its roots in the Greek „kallos“ („beautiful“)  and „graphein“ („to write“). As the name suggests, it means the art of beautiful handwriting! What do you need for calligraphy? The high quality of the materials is  crucial in order to give that magical effect to calligraphy. Therefore, it depends on the quality […]

Artist of the Week: Gyula Benczúr

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The painter Gyula Benczúr was born on the 28th January 1844 in Nyíregyháza and died on the 16th July 1920 in what is nowadays known as Szécsény. He was and still is one of the most successful and technically gifted Hungarian artists. Nowadays, we would describe him as a history painter. Already in his early […]

Artist of the week: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on 8 January 1836 in the Netherlands and died in Wiesbaden in 1912. He was a representative of the Academic Realism and was very well-known for his paintings, which mainly represented the ancient world.  The exhibition “Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity” is taking place from July 7th until October 29th, 2017 in the Leighton […]

Pablo Ruiz Picasso

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Pablo Ruiz Picasso – Born on October 25th, 1881, deceased on April 8th, 1973 at age 91 He is known as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He stands as a role model and incarnation of modern art, more than any other artist. Besides being a painter, illustrator and sculptor he was […]