Close up: Impression, Sunrise

One of the first museums to reopen after the quarantine was the Marmottan Monet Museum. During a visit to the museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet, I found myself face to face with one of  his first masterpiece: Impression, Sunrise.   Painted in 1872-73, it is undoubtedly one of […]

Close up: Olympia

The undisputed icon of modern art, now at the Musée d’Orsay, caused a scandal in its time. Why that? Because it was an image of a real woman, while the painting itself was following the codes of great paintings… Let me explain!

Close up: Wedding Feast at Cana

This painting by Paolo Veronese being my favorite painting in the Louvre Museum, had to be the first “Close up” artwork. A series of artworks that we will try to describe to you, giving you all the crispy details, and the often forgotten facts!