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The Starry Night - Vincent van Gogh

In February 1888 Vincent van Gogh moved to the city of Arles in southern France. Gauguin, a painting friend of his, had been living in the house since September. During this period, he usually made landscape paintings and was totally focused on nature. "The Starry Night" masterpiece was one of the few paiof Van Gogh's direct imagination, which did not originate from the depiction of nature.

The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes - Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican was built by Pope IV Sixtus in the 1470s. The holy place was used as a gathering place for the archbishops to choice and celebrate, especially the new Pope. In 1508, Pope Julius II had Michelangelo commissioned the ceiling frescoes of the chapel. Michelangelo, who considers himself a sculptor rather than an painter, unintentionally accepted the job. The ceiling of the chapel, which is about 13,5 meters high, was covered with a barrel vault. The length of the thin, tall ceiling, where Michelangelo would work, was about 14 meters width and 41 meters long.

Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? - Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin left France and went to Tahiti, one of the Polynesian islands in the Pacific. In 1891, he went to Tahiti for the first time. Tahitian for Gauguin was an escape from everything that was artificial and traditional. He was also determined not to return from Tahiti for the second time in 1895. He was happy and hopeful about his life in this tropical country.

Las Meninas - Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez's painting in 1656, "Las Meninas" is one of the most enigma paintings in the history of art. Las Meninas has been reconsidered and interpreted in countless ways. In this picture he depicts a scene in which Velázquez included himself. This unusual painting provides a glimpse of the noble life behind the scene.

The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci

The measurements of Vitruvius were described many times after the Renaissance. But the most well-known of these paintings was Leonardo's.

Accident and After - Frida Kahlo

On the afternoon of September 17, 1925, Frida boarded one of the city buses with her lover Alejandro Gómez Arias. A tram from Xochimilco hit this bus to Coyoacán right in the middle. The result of the accident, which killed so many people, would be very severe for Frida.

Latest Architectural Works - Michelangelo Buonarroti

In 1546 Michelangelo was commissioned to complete the construction of the family mansion by Pope III. Paulus, a descendant of Farnese. After the death of the former architect Antonio da Sangallo, Pope III. Paul asked Michelangelo to take on the work and use his own designs.

First Architectural Works - Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo (1475-1564) carried out his first architectural work in his hometown of Florence by order of the Papacy. In 1513 Giovanni'de Medici "Pope X. Leo" was elected Pope by name. Together with his niece Giulio, (he will later become the "VII. Klemens" as Pope.) he was making big plans for the Basilica of San Lorenzo, a complete building complex with the monastery, library and chapel of the Medicis in Florence. The first project was the task of building a facade in the church. After this plan was canceled, the Medicis worked on the tomb chapel and library (Biblioteca Laurenziana) in the church complex.

The Astronomer - Johannes Vermeer

In the 17th century, where important scientific discoveries took place, the discoveries of sea explorations and astronomers emerged. Accordingly, the theme of the research that makes the research was frequently processed in paintings and engravings. Vermeer's "The Astronomer" painting ...

Olympia - Édouard Manet

In 1865, Édouard Manet exhibited a great surprise and scandal in the "Olympia" painting on display at the Paris Salon. The table depicts a naked woman stretching to bed. The subject of the painting was previously described by Giorgione, Tiziano and Goya. But Manet ...