- 1A great artist of former times, especially of the 13th-17th century in Europe: the Dutch old mastersMore example sentences
- Frustrated with the studio system Manet toured the great artistic capitals of Europe studying the old masters and in particular revered the Spanish painter ‘Velazques’.
- As a student he had discovered Picasso and Cubism, got interested in Salvador Dali and Surrealism, and studied old masters like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
- Hokusai and Hiroshige were the great old masters of kacho-e in the first half of the nineteenth century.
- 1.1A painting by a great artist of former times: a large collection of old mastersMore example sentences
- Here one finds the museum's permanent collection of old masters, including noteworthy Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the Italian, German and Netherlandish schools.
- References are made to the importance of looking at other art (‘everything from cave paintings to the old masters to a range of contemporary painting’).
- Most other weeks, however, Smee drifts through a rarified world of old masters and musty museum paintings, wrestling with the big questions of aesthetic appreciation and marvelous revelations courtesy of early Modernists.
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