Masterpiece Cards

Masterpiece Cards Art history flashcards of famous paintings in Western art history, with art analysis of each masterpiece.
Masterpiece Cards are a survey of famous paintings on individual Cards, offering 5+ centuries of art history to have and hold!

Each 4" by 6" Card features an art museum-authorized reproduction, meaning you get true color, and art analysis of the work, written by 1 or 2 art history experts. This includes factual details and an explanation of why the painting is influential. Great for those studying visual arts in college, travelers to art museums, parents teaching children about famous art, students and teachers of AP art history and art appreciation... and curious minds of all ages!

Mission: To make art history and art appreciation accessible and engaging.

"American Gothic" is one of the most iconic paintings ever made by an American painter (some even refer to it as "Americ...
06/16/2018
Famous Paintings: American Gothic

"American Gothic" is one of the most iconic paintings ever made by an American painter (some even refer to it as "America's Mona Lisa"!). Learn more about this work here: https://www.themasterpiececards.com/famous-paintings-reviewed/famous-paintings-american-gothic/

Many Americans first saw modern art at the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, now simply called the Armory Show. Although two-thirds of the works exhibited were by American painters, their European counterparts stole the show. Americans may have been familiar with European artists like Rem...

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04/05/2018

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The show of Madame Cezanne paintings at the Met is one of the highlights (and sleepers) of the season. http://tinyurl.co...
12/06/2014
Madame Cezanne Paintings

The show of Madame Cezanne paintings at the Met is one of the highlights (and sleepers) of the season. http://tinyurl.com/l8zsbwg

"Madame Cezanne", the Met's new exhibition of Cezanne paintings of his wife, is a captivating show.

Although Max Beckmann refused to explain his paintings, the meaning of some - like "Blind Man's Buff" - are tied to the ...
10/22/2014
Famous Paintings: Blind Man's Buff

Although Max Beckmann refused to explain his paintings, the meaning of some - like "Blind Man's Buff" - are tied to the atrocities of WWII. http://tinyurl.com/ktqve3v

One of Max Beckmann's most famous paintings, "Blind Man's Buff" is enigmatic but nods to art history.

Diego Velazquez is one of the most famous painters who ever lived.  Period.  With only 120 paintings to his name, he rem...
09/09/2014
Famous Painters: Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez is one of the most famous painters who ever lived. Period. With only 120 paintings to his name, he remains at the top of the game, nearly four centuries later. http://tinyurl.com/m8b3ha3

One of the most famous painters in art history, Diego Velazquez was - and remains - the master of the Golden Age of Spanish painting.

The official number of Vermeer paintings was bumped up this week to 37! tinyurl.com/ks4jfo4   Skeptics remain.
06/13/2014
Another Vermeer Painting?

The official number of Vermeer paintings was bumped up this week to 37! tinyurl.com/ks4jfo4 Skeptics remain.

The recent attribution of the painting "Saint Praxedis" to Vermeer raises eyebrows -- again. Compare it to known Vermeer paintings.

It's hard to believe that Max Beckmann's artwork was so despised by Hitler.  http://tinyurl.com/mew9yum
05/10/2014
Famous Painters: Max Beckmann

It's hard to believe that Max Beckmann's artwork was so despised by Hitler. http://tinyurl.com/mew9yum

One of the most famous painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann created paintings about contemporary life, including self-portraits.

On a roll with Italian art history featuring Popes. Velazquez's portrait "Pope Innocent X" is a riveting depiction of a ...
01/02/2014
Velazquez Paintings: Pope Innocent X

On a roll with Italian art history featuring Popes. Velazquez's portrait "Pope Innocent X" is a riveting depiction of a man you'd be hard pressed to call "innocent". http://tinyurl.com/ky6r8ly

One of the most famous paintings by Velazquez, "Pope Innocent X" reveals a forbidding man, far from innocent.

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