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...
Painting Of The Week: Kamal-ol-Molk And The Perfection Of The Mirror HallJune 17, 2018
Have you heard of the Iranian painter Kamal-ol-Molk? This is the name by which the artist Mohammad Ghaffari, who excelled in the production of watercolors, became well-known. He received this name directly from the Shah of Persia Naser...
Painting Of The Week: Rain, The Expressionist Xylograph By Oswaldo GoeldiJune 10, 2018
Whether it’s a dream or a memory, it does not matter. Our gaze is immediately drawn to a bright red umbrella, which hangs in the black air like a magical object. Tiny perforations of light in the shadows indicate...
Painting of the Week: Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Angelica KauffmannJune 3, 2018
Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Angelica Kauffmann shows a pretty Roman woman and her three children. But it’s much more than that. It has an important message: family is everything. The subject of Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi...
Painting of the Week: Albert Bierstadt, Sunlight and ShadowMay 27, 2018
Sunlight and Shadow is a beautiful painting made by Albert Bierstadt in 1862. It shows a chapel at the Castle of Lowenburg, in Wilhelmshöhe, Germany. However, the real subject of the painting seems to be the beautiful effects of...
A Study of Loneliness and Isolation: The Man in BlueMay 20, 2018
So here he is. A mysterious guy in a suit, drinking at the hotel bar. Everything is dark around him, he himself seems to be blurry and undefined – a classic Everyman. Who is he? Is his identity...
Painting Of The Week: J. A. D Ingres, Paolo and FrancescaMay 13, 2018
Paolo and Francesca is painting by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, produced in seven known versions between 1814 and 1819. The story of Paolo and Francesca is derived from Dante’s Inferno. Today we are going to discuss one of them. Here we...
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