Tsuguharu Foujita: The Cat MasterJuly 27, 2018
There are many artists who can be called cat-lovers but only one can be called the master of cats. Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western-style...
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...
The Fantasy World of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s PortraitsJuly 5, 2018
Mannerism was a style in European art that was full of weirdness and exaggeration. Sophistication and artificiality were its second name. It favoured compositional tension and instability. It favoured everything that was as far from Renaissance balance and clarity...
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...
Start The Summer With Salvador DalíJune 21, 2018
Summer is officially on! If you’re still looking for a beach where to show your artsy bikini, or a Picasso-like beach body, maybe you’ll be tempted to start the summer with Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala, to...
Qi Baishi, China’s Master of the Ordinary in an Extraordinary WayMay 26, 2018
Qi Baishi, is probably the most unlikely person to become one of the highest valued artists in the world, right next to Andy Warhol and Picasso, but he is. It’s been sixty-one years since his death in 1957...
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