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Susanna and the Elders 2: Masters and the modern

In the first article of this short series, I looked at paintings telling the story of Susanna and the Elders, from the Old Testament book of Daniel. 1,583 more words


Facebook nudity inspectors...Patrolling Rubens House in Antwerp to protect social media users from nudity

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The Flemish Tourism Board has responded to Facebook’s relentless censorship of nudity in classical paintings by Peter Paul RubensIn the satirical video, a team of Social Media Inspectors block gallery goers from seeing paintings at the Rubens House in Antwerp.

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Euro18: Theatermuseum

The former Palais Lobkowitz is home to one of the state museums, the Theatermuseum.  This place is a melange — theatre artifacts, a library, paintings by Rubens and Van Dyke and Bosch and Cranach the Elder and Titian and the like. 86 more words

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The Banqueting House

Turn right at the Houses of Parliament, walk along Whitehall until you get to Horse Guards Parade.

On the opposite side of the road is Banqueting House, the only remaining part of the Whitehall Palace. 89 more words


Pigment: Two whites, lead and chalk

My last two pigments in the series, for the time being at least, are two of the most ubiquitous, and both white: Lead White, which until the twentieth century was almost the only white used in oil painting, and Chalk White, used primarily to produce a brilliant white ground on which to paint, but sometimes used as a pigment in its own right. 1,041 more words


Powerful imagery and paintings / Imágenes potentes y pinturas

Peter Paul Rubens: The Return from War (detail), Getty Museum, Los Ángeles (2017). (This work of art is in the public domain)

The painting above by Rubens depicts two mythological Roman gods: Mars and Venus, also known as Aphrodite and Ares, in the Greek mythology. 333 more words

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