Why Was Matisse Obsessed With Goldfish?June 29, 2018
Goldfish here, goldfish there, in a bowl, in a tank, on a table, by the window, goldfish everywhere. Having been looking at Matisse’s work recently, I realized there was a period in which Matisse was obsessed with goldfish....
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...
Meet Beautiful Cats by Charles Frederick TunnicliffeApril 24, 2018
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, the British engraver, illustrator, and painter perhaps best known for his paintings of birds, painted many other animals besides including monkeys, dogs, bulls and indeed humans! My favorite Tunnicliffe paintings though are his depictions of...
What Bunnies Are Capable Of, Bunny Paintings Not Only For EasterApril 2, 2018
Last year for Easter I wrote about eggs and how often they feature in art (quirky…). This year it’s time for another symbol of Easter: the Easter Bunny! This cute little rabbit believed to bring Easter eggs to children, originated...
Franz Marc – The Painter Who Loved HorsesMarch 5, 2018
German Expressionist movement had many faces. But one of the most interesting one was the one of Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated. This is...
Behind The Yellow Eyes Of The Blue Dog By George RodrigueMarch 4, 2018
George Rodrigue was an American artist from New Iberia, USA, known mostly for his paintings of the Blue Dog which catapulted him to a worldwide fame. Rodrigue was born in 1944 as the only child of George and Marie...
Picasso, Monet And Pigeons – An Unlikely TrioFebruary 2, 2018
Have you ever wished you could teach your parrot or canary some new tricks? Clearly, the Japanese scientists – Shigeru Watanabe, Junko Sakamoto and Masumi Wakita from Keio University had the same idea. In a paper published in...
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