Paul Gauguin – master or monster?November 16, 2018
When Paul Gauguin visited Tahiti in the 1890’s was he a genius in search of paradise, or a seedy sex tourist? A painter, printmaker, sculptor, ceramist and writer, Gauguin was one of the giants of Post-Impressionism and Modernism....
The Gentle Scottish Painter David AllanOctober 24, 2018
If you like historical paintings and portraits, this article is for you. Today I want to introduce you to the Scottish painter David Allan who is known for these genres of painting. David Allan was born in Alloa in...
The Angels’ Forge: Marrying Glass with Modern ArtOctober 18, 2018
This is a story of an Italian man who was a radiotelegraph operator, a bank cashier and a manual labourer extracting oils from wood. But then one day he became fascinated with a physical phenomenon of vitrifying and...
A Vibrant Perspective: Ivey Hayes and His Colorful Works of ArtSeptember 15, 2018
Ivey Hayes: The Artist A vibrant perspective of Ivey Hayes’ art has always stood out in my mind. Before his death in 2012, the South Eastern North Carolina artist was known for creating vibrant paintings from his unique...
Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine InspirationAugust 14, 2018
Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world; a world which the artist believed God had given her insight to see. The North Carolina native’s oeuvre ranges...
A Story About How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures And Her PastAugust 3, 2018
Nevelson (1899 – 1988) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative sculptors. Her most famous outsized sculptures were made of cast-off wood parts (basically street throwaways) which were transformed into completely different objects by monochromatic spray paint....
Britain At Twilight: John Atkinson Grimshaw’s LandscapesAugust 1, 2018
John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian painter admired for his beautiful evening landscapes. British cities like London, Liverpool, and Leeds were his favorite subjects. Grimshaw’s landscapes are celebrated today, as they were in his own day, for...
Monet’s Bordighera Paintings – A Backgroud Story For A Love AffairJuly 21, 2018
Italy had a major movie moment when it was chosen as the scenery for Call Me By Your Name. But Elio and Oliver were not the first ones to go through all the secret places in Bordighera. Monet...
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