The Harbour at l’ Estaque by Georges Braque which is at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at The Harbour at l’ Estaque by Georges Braque which is at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The Harbor at L’Estaque oil on canvas from 1906 was painted by Georges Braque who was one of the most influential French painters and sculptor of the 20th century. He was born on May 13th, 1882, and died August 31st, 1963. Braque made significant contributions to the art world, particularly through his association with Fauvism (which is the style of this painting) and his pivotal role in the development of Cubism. Initially creating impressionistic works, Braque’s artistic trajectory shifted after encountering the vibrant and emotionally charged paintings

The Battle of Grunwald by Jan Matejko at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at The Battle of Grunwald by Jan Matejko at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. The Battle of Grunwald, painted by Jan Matejko, is an expansive oil on canvas completed in 1878. Measuring 426 cm × 987 cm, it spans nearly 10 meters in length! It’s massive! This monumental artwork portrays the Battle of Grunwald, illustrating the triumphant victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. Jan Alojzy Matejko, also known as Jan Mateyko, was born in the Free City of Kraków in June 1838 and passed away on the November 1st, 1893.

Water-Lilies by Claude Monet at the National Gallery, London

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 1916 ‘Water-Lilies’ by Claude Monet at the National Gallery, London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. Water Lilies comprises approximately 250 oil paintings by the French Impressionist Claude Monet who was born November 14th, 1840 in Paris, France and died December 5th, 1926. These paintings depict his flower garden at his residence in Giverny and were the primary focus of his artistic production during the final three decades of his life. Many of these works were executed while Monet was contending with cataracts which severely affected his vision. In 1916, Monet constructed a new studio at his residence in Giverny to work on large canvases portraying his water-lily pond, each

The Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a video and photographic tour of The Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in 1886 in Paris, France. It’s currently at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Vincent van Gogh created multiple paintings in 1886 titled “Le Moulin de la Galette,” featuring a windmill near his residence in Montmartre, Paris. This windmill, known for both milling and its scenic terrace, was owned by the Debray family during the 19th century. They produced a popular brown bread called galette, giving the windmill and its associated establishments their name. The site, including a renowned guinguette and restaurant, provided entertainment for 19th-century Parisians seeking fun, wine, and windmill-ground bread.

Two Females nudes by Vilhelm Lundstrøm at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at “Two Females nudes” by Vilhelm Lundstrøm at the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. Displayed in the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen is the artwork “Two Females … ” by Danish modernist painter Vilhelm Lundstrøm was created in 1927 and is pretty large and striking visually. It measures 196.5cm in height and 131.5cm in width. Vilhelm Lundstrøm, born on May 26th, 1893, and died on May 9th, 1950 and played a pivotal role in the early stages of Danish experimental art. He is known for introducing French cubism to Denmark as he had already, alongside artists Karl Larsen, Axel Salto, and Svend Johansen, established

Torso of Venus by an unknown creator, at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany

In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look ‘Torso of Venus’ by an unknown creator, at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. The marble is a Roman copy from the 2nd century AD and was acquired in Florence, Italy in 1842. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and desire, is analogous to the Roman goddess Venus. According to myth, she emerged from the sea foam,

Seated female model by William Scharff

Seated female model by William Scharff from the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at Seated female model by William Scharff from the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. Niels William Scharff (30 October 1886–20 September 1959) was a Danish painter, recognized as a leading proponent of Cubism in Denmark. As a student, he traveled to Berlin,

Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures at the National Gallery in London

Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures at the National Gallery in London In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at a painting by an unknown Flemish painter called ‘Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures’ at the National Gallery in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. The word Cognoscenti means “people who are especially well informed about a particular subject”. Are these a selection of finely dressed collectors and art dealers? We don’t know for sure… This oil on oak was made about 1620. During the seventeenth century in

‘Psyche’ by Francis Derwent Wood, bronze, ca. 1908-1919 at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘Psyche’ by Francis Derwent Wood, bronze, ca. 1908-1919 at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at a stunning bronze called ‘Psyche’ by Francis Derwent Wood which is at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. Francis Derwent Wood embarked on the creation of “Psyche” around 1908–1919, initially unveiling this allegorical masterpiece as a plaster work at the

Explore Self portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Self portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at ‘Self-portrait in a Straw Hat’ by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun at the National Gallery in London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King. As always, I take all the photos and videos myself on location, ensuring you get an up-close and personal view of the fascinating world of art and culture. I’ll be popping in and out with commentary as this video progresses but for now let’s take a close up look. Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun was born in 1755 and was a trailblazing female artist of her time, known for her exceptional skill and the ability to navigate the male-dominated