Dietric Bouts, The ResurrectionApril 1, 2018
Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 where he established a school, became...
Talk About The Passion – Exploring Art at EasterMarch 31, 2018
Easter Holy Week and The Crucifxion The final days of Holy Week are traditionally associated with the trial and execution of Jesus, culminating in his entombment in Jerusalem before his miraculous resurrection on Easter Sunday. The image of...
The Real Story of the Goddess GifsJanuary 27, 2018
People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – twenty-four ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the gifs for one of her projects (you can see them here). They’re fun, clever, and a bit inappropriate, so it’s...
What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?January 24, 2018
Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may not be immediately obvious, in some ways, Manet did achieve his goal. Both Manet and...
Epiphany Quizzed: What Do You Know?January 6, 2018
Epiphany had been a popular subject in painting already in the Middle Ages, yet it became a topos during the Renaissance when each respected painter produced at least one adoration scene (per year, hihi). We probably are used...
Watch Sister Wendy Commenting Mark RothkoDecember 28, 2017
Sister Wendy is an institution. She is a British hermit, consecrated virgin, and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of documentaries for the BBC on the history of art....
Power, Victory, Glory and Death: Titian’s Art in VeniceDecember 7, 2017
Titian Vecellio was the most famous painter of the Venetian Renaissance. Even during his lifetime the artist has been acclaimed as the greatest painter of his age and achieved great financial success, so that his paintings could be...
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