Sixth Sense? Allegories of Senses in PaintingJune 26, 2019
How to show our sensual experiences visually? The human senses made out one of the most appealing subjects for European painters, especially that since the Middle Ages they had rather negative connotations, being considered as lustful and hence...
How to Become an Old Master? Turn on the Youtube First!June 13, 2019
I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I can’t sculpt or do pottery. But I can watch videos on Rijksmuseum Youtube channel called RijksCreative and imagine I’m a Great Master, too. If you have canvas and brushes, and some...
Hell Hath No Fury. The Merry Murderess of Early Modern ArtApril 30, 2019
Hell hath no fury like a murderess scorned and, boy, you better believe it! If you were to take a moment and google ‘murder in art’ your computer screen will be filled with the gruesome images of man...
Apollo and Daphne #metooApril 24, 2019
In Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses, boastful, arrogant God Apollo is mad with love for the virginal river nymph Daphne after being shot with a golden arrow by Eros. Daphne however wishes to remain unmarried and spurns him. A chase...
Nine Reasons to Smile with Frans HalsApril 4, 2019
Frans Hals (c. 1582 – 1666) was one of the Dutch Golden Age painters. Born in Antwerp, he spent his entire adult life in Haarlem. Hals is most famous for his portraits, which also form the bulk of...
Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of AlexandriaMarch 24, 2019
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c. 1656) was ‘one of the best Italian Baroque painters.’ Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., nor in the Louvre in Paris. Like...
Everything You Must Know About Las MeninasAugust 24, 2018
This is one of Velázquez’s largest paintings in which he worked very hard to create a complex and credible composition that would convey a ‘sense of life’. Las Meninas, which in Spanish stands for The Ladies-in-waiting, is one of...
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