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    Aesthetics and Romanticism: Scottish Art of the 18th Century

    By October 17, 2018

    As someone who holds many interests, it is often difficult to decide on just one topic a week to write about. That being said, the topic of my current interest is Scottish art of the 18th century. Mainly...

  • The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]

    By June 8, 2018

    The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he captured moments in which mythological, biblical, and historical characters seem to overlap with the real world...

  • Liberty Leading The People: Delacroix, French Revolution And Coldplay

    By April 26, 2018

    Eugene Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of French romanticism, I present to you his masterpiece, Liberty Leading The People, probably his best-known artwork. The painting,...

  • Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings

    By January 26, 2018

    Each jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color and other aesthetic features of the painting. Rossetti kept...

  • Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 13, 2018

    Rossetti started Beata Beatrix in 1863 after the death of his wife Elizabeth Siddal (1829-62). The painting illustrates the last chapter of Medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)’s poem La Vita Nuova (1295). The female figure is of...

  • Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’

    By January 8, 2018

    Artists of the 17/18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to replace religion and dogma, which greatly shifted the course of the represented world and of intellectual understanding. Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ was one of...

  • Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 5, 2018

    Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush portraits of the larger-than-life goddesses were often inspired by the women who had the biggest significance...

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