With the stroke of their paintbrush, the old masters changed the art of painting around the 16th and 17th century. But also in the centuries preceding and following that, they pioneered with their characteristic painting styles and emotional depictions on canvas. The power of paint, colors, brushes and spatulas, combined with the genius of the painters created a new world, elusive in between reality and abstraction. The Dutchman Johannes Vermeer conquered the world with one bright glance from the Girl with a Pearl Earring. This extraordinary painting has become an icon; the intense blue color of her headscarf is recognizable to anyone. The Mona Lisa, the most famous painting ever, was painted by Leonardo da Vinci and is on display in the Lourve in Paris. The faint smile on her face, painted so beautifully and with such precision, makes the Mona Lisa the most valued painting of all time. The genius Rembrandt van Rijn painted many self-portraits, and even the portraits he made of others reflect his own facial features. From enhancing goddesses painted in a drawing-like manner by Sandro Botticelli, to the sad faces by Titian and the emotional portraits by Frans Hals, some of the most beautiful portrait paintings have been collected for the Old Master Pairs.
Although the painters influenced and inspired each other, most paintings are immediately recognizable as distinctly coming from one of the old masters. Therefore, it will be no surprise that this memory game challenges you to expand your knowledge and refresh your memory regarding the old masters. In Old Master Pairs you seek and match two DIFFERENT portrait paintings from the same painter. One set of two cards always offers a clear relationship or clues. These vary from painting style, to visible attributes such as collars, flowers, and headdresses, or color and facial expression.
The Game Features...
- 30 sets of famous portrait paintings
- Reference to each painting and painter
- 4 different card layout to choose from (12, 24, 40, 60 cards)
- Game has tracks your time and score
Old Masters Matching Pairs contains an important source of knowledge that is valuable for the meaning of the art of painting.