“They Are Black Because I’m Not White” Portraits By Lynette Yiadom-BoakyeJuly 24, 2018
Recently celebrated in a solo show at the New Museum, the English painter of Ghaian descent Lynette Yiadom-Boakye hypnotized me with the painting you can see below (the starkly restored setting of the Venetian Palazzo of the Zattere...
There Is More To Wales Than Coal-Mining, Rugby And MenJuly 19, 2018
A visit to ‘It’s About Time’ Ceredigion Museum, Wales (running January to April 2018). The visual artist Seren Morgan Jones was born in Aberystwyth, Wales in 1985. She has exhibited throughout the UK and is considered one of...
Do You Know Blair And Potter? (No, We’re Not Talking About Wizards And Witches)July 18, 2018
Save these names: Blair and Potter. It even gives us the impression that we are in a crossover of Harry Potter and the Blair Witch, or in a parallel universe where magic is real. Well, that last part...
Julia Margaret Cameron, The Queen Of Pre-Raphaelite PhotographyJune 30, 2018
The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable representative of pre-Raphaelite photography. With a careful look, Julia produced portraits of deep sensitivity, marked by the drama she could...
The Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions And The Portrait Of WildlifeJune 27, 2018
Painting animals is part of a tradition dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to portraits, landscapes, or history paintings of other artists. Whether to compose a Natural History book or a shadow of...
‘The Divine Sarah’ – Sarah Bernhardt, The First Artist SuperstarJune 9, 2018
While we are all familiar with celebrity culture and can recognise all of the Kardashians from their silhouettes, the idea of ‘celebrity’ is not a new one. In the 19th century, a notorious French actress, who became known...
Restoration of “Last Supper” You Had No Idea ExistedJune 6, 2018
Everybody knows Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci hosted in the Milanese church Santa Maria delle Grazie. But does anyone know another painting treating the same theme painted by a woman artist in Florence around 50 years...
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