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...
Observation As An Act Of Creation: The Art of LookingJuly 12, 2018
Observation as an act of creation — whenever you look, you’re painting a perception: Realizing that we are painters of our impressions is as empowering as liberating — and, like in every art form, there’s a way to...
Five MORE Things Everyone Should Know About The VictoriansJuly 6, 2018
The last time that we talked about the Victorians we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock Holmes, so what shall we look at next? How about The Gothic, Jack the Ripper, Photography,...
Seven Haunting Town Paintings by Egon SchieleJuly 2, 2018
Austrian artist Egon Schiele is best known for his shamelessly erotic and frank representations of the human form. But alongside his startlingly revealing portraits and raw nude studies lie haunting journeys into fragile existence via town paintings and landscapes. His expressive, vulnerable...
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...
Gustav Klimt, Death and LifeJune 24, 2018
Death was a fascinating theme for many artists. It was frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper, a living skeleton who causes the victim’s death by coming to collect them. In turn, people in...
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