When complete, this online catalogue will comprise more than 300 paintings divided into 7 sections: historical past paintings, landscapes and animals, self portraits, portraits of relations, genre scenes and portraits. Historians agree that the data and technology of silk production step by step travelled westwards from China by way of the Silk Road to Byzantium after which to northern Europe. Paul Taçon, an professional in rock art at Griffith College, notes that the hand stencils are much like designs created till recently in northern Australia. Silk and other goods had been traded along this route from China to India, western Asia and the Mediterranean.
Wassily Kandinsky , Franz Marc , August Macke , Alexej von Jawlensky , whose psychically expressive painting of the Russian dancer Portrait of Alexander Sakharoff , 1909 is in the gallery above, Marianne von Werefkin , Lyonel Feininger and others founded the Der Blaue Reiter group in response to the rejection of Kandinsky’s painting Last Judgement from an exhibition.
Vermeer, Gerard ter Borch , and Pieter de Hooch introduced great technical refinement to the painting of home scenes, as did Willem Claesz. So should also be costume , the setting during which the subject moves, and … Read More