Michelangelo Buonarroti | Crouching Boy, 1530-1534

Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti🎨 (Italian High Renaissance / Mannerist Painter / Sculptor, 1475-1564)
Title: Crouching Boy
Place: Italy. Florence
Date: circa 1530-1534
Material: marble
Dimensions: height: 54 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1851; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts

Claude Monet at the Hermitage Museum

Claude Monet (1840-1926)🎨, a leading Impressionist painter is exhibited at the The State Hermitage Museum in Room 403.

The State Hermitage Museum / Госуда́рственный Эрмита́ж is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French🎨 academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.
During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors🎨, and received top prices for his work.

Edgar Degas | Ballet dancers | Page 3

Edgar Degas 1834-1917 | French impressionist | Ballet dancers

"Do it again, ten times, a hundred times. Nothing in art must seem to be an accident, not even movement".
"Bisogna rifare dieci volte, cento volte lo stesso soggetto. Niente, in arte, deve sembrare dovuto al caso".

Edgar Degas

Théo van Rysselberghe (Belgian, 1862-1926)

Théophile "Théo" van Rysselberghe was a Belgian🎨 neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the twentieth century.
He discovered the pointillist technique when he saw Georges Seurat's La Grande Jatte🎨 at the eighth Impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1886.
Together with Henry Van de Velde, Georges Lemmen, Xavier Mellery, Willy Schlobach and Alfred William Finch and Anna Boch he "imported" this style to Belgium.
Seurat was invited to the next salon of Les XX in Brussels in 1887.

Artus Wolffort (1581-1641) | Baroque painter

Artus Wolffort, Artus Wolffaert or Artus Wolffaerts (1581-1641) was a Flemish painter🎨 known mainly for his history paintings depicting religious and mythological scenes.
Wolffort and his work were not well known until the late 1970s and some of his paintings were even classified as early works by Rubens🎨.
His oeuvre was reconstructed from a fully signed work (Esther's Toilet in the Harem of Ahasuerus, original untraced, 10 copies of which one fully signed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) and various paintings bearing a monogram.

Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728) | Baroque Era sculptor

Camillo Ruscóni (14 July 1658 - 8 December 1728) was an Italian sculptor🎨 of the late Baroque🎨 in Rome. His style displays both features of Baroque and Neoclassicism. He has been described as a Carlo Maratta in marble.
Initially trained in his hometown of Milan with Giuseppe Rusnati. By 1685-1686, he had moved to Rome and into the studio of Ercole Ferrata, who died within a year or two of his arrival.