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June 11 Art Minute: Robert Bechtle, Agua Caliente Nova

Though cars had been used for tourism since the early 20th century, the summer family road trip emerged as a distinctly American phenomenon after …

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

June 10 Art Minute: Gustave Courbet, Landscape Near Ornans

"To paint a land you have to know it. I know my land and I paint it. That undergrowth—it comes from our land. That river—it’s the Loue…Thos…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

June 3 Art Minute: Hubert Robert, The Studio of an Antiquities Restorer in Rome

Hubert Robert’s paintings of Italian ruins and fanciful views of crumbling, imaginary Paris buildings earned him the nickname “Robert des Ruine…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

May 20 Art Minute: Gustave Caillebotte, Regatta at Trouville

In a view that seems like an uncomposed snapshot, summer villas hug the cliffs above the English Channel at Trouville, France. Beyond, sailboats ra…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

May 13 Art Minute: Henri Matisse, Flowers

Flowers belongs to a series of sumptuous still lifes that Matisse painted in 1924–25, each set in studio interiors. In these paintings, the princ…

The sun is setting over mountains and a lake. In the foreground is a cliff with a large stone building.

May 6 Art Minute: Sanford Gifford, Lake Nemi

Better known for his luminous American landscapes, Sanford Gifford also painted a number of views of Europe and the Middle East. Many American arti…

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April 29 Art Minute: Izaac van Oosten, The Garden of Eden

The 16th and 17th centuries were a period of intense interest in natural history, spurred by the discoveries of European traders and explorers in A…

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April 22 Art Minute: Japan, Okawa school, Crane with Pine Branch

The exquisite, collectible miniature sculptures called netsuke were originally developed as toggles to fasten small hanging containers for person…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

April 15 Art Minute: Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter, king of the Olympian gods, had a great Golden Eagle, king of the birds, as his messenger and animal companion.…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

April 8 Art Minute: Joseph Albers, Homage to the Square: White Setting

Deceptively simple, Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square: White Setting is one of a series of hundreds of paintings of superimposed squares that …