The Church at Auvers

Artist Vincent van Gogh Year 1890 Catalogue F789, CH2006 Type Oil on canvas Dimensions 74 cm × 94 cm (37 in × 29.1 in) Location Musée d’Orsay, Paris URL musee-orsay.fr/en/ The Church at Auvers is an oil painting created by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1890 which now hangs in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. The actual…

Le café de nuit (The Night Café)

The Night Café (French: Le Café de nuit) is an oil painting created by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in September 1888 in Arles. Its title is inscribed lower right beneath the signature. The interior depicted is the Café de la Gare, 30 Place Lamartine, run by Joseph-Michel and his wife Marie Ginoux, who in November…

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon | The Young Ladies of Avignon | The Painting of Pablo Picasso

One of the most important canvases of the twentieth century, Picasso’s great breakthrough painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon was constructed in response to several significant sources. First amongst these was his confrontation with Cézanne’s great achievement at the posthumous retrospective mounted in Paris a year after the artist’s death in 1907. The retrospective exhibition forced the…

Jupiter and Semele | The Painting of Gustave Moreau

Jupiter et Semele (1894-95; English, Jupiter and Semele) is a painting by the French Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). It depicts a moment from the classical myth] of the mortal woman Semele, mother of the god Dionysus, and her lover, Jupiter, the king of the gods. She was treacherously advised by the goddess Juno, Jupiter’s…