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Wyndham Lewis' Portraits

Artists' Stories

Wyndham Lewis’ Portraits

By January 15, 2019

Wyndham Lewis was a man who had ambitions to be great in...

Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

By January 14, 2019

Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and...

  • Museums & Exhibitions

    Edward Burne-Jones a Pre-Raphaelite Visionary

    By December 14, 2018

    Tate Britain’s exhibition of over 150 works of Edward Burne-Jones brings us an exhaustive overview of his oeuvre. Like other Pre-Raphaelites Burne-Jones rejected the mechanisation of the Victorian era, turning to and cherishing the idealistic vision of the...

  • Religious Art

    Theosophy and Art: There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth

    By December 13, 2018

    The subtitle of today’s post is the motto of the American Theosophical Society, which has been functioning since its foundation in New York in 1875. Its most famous leader, Russian Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, taught that Theosophy was not a religion...

  • In July 1980, Vincent van Gogh painted one of his best-known artworks, Wheatfield with Crows In July 1980, Vincent van Gogh painted one of his best-known artworks, Wheatfield with Crows

    Post-Impresionism

    Vincent van Gogh’s Last Painting?

    By December 12, 2018

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh painted one of his best-known artworks, Wheatfield with Crows. The painting is on display in The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and has long been thought of as his last painting before committing...

  • An Artist Turned Suffragette. A Story of Olive Hockin An Artist Turned Suffragette. A Story of Olive Hockin

    Women Artists

    An Artist Turned Suffragette. A Story of Olive Hockin

    By December 11, 2018

    Ever heard of Olive Hockin? No? Me neither. While browsing pages for my next post about Theosophy, I came across this mysterious artist I had never heard of before. Moreover, it turns out she was quite a character!...

  • Museums & Exhibitions

    Mantegna and Bellini – Brothers in Art?

    By December 10, 2018

    With this exhibition, the National Gallery in London aims to explore the artistic relationship between Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. The artists were bound by family ties, Bellini’s sister married Mantegna in 1453, they were also both influenced...

  • Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill

    Painting of the Week

    Adolph Menzel, The Iron Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclopes)

    By December 9, 2018

    The 19th century, the age of steel and steam, witnessed not only the developments of the industry but also of the new themes in painting. Now, simple workers found their place next to mythological heroes and saints, you...

  • Impressionism

    Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to Buy

    By December 8, 2018

    On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from Copenhagen. Yet, just four years later his bank went bankrupt and Hansen was...

  • Ancient

    Blues of Bablyon: The Ishtar Gate

    By December 7, 2018

    Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian city (modern day Iraq) existed from 18th century to 6th century BCE. Since that time its legend has generated many myths – the Hanging Gardens, the Tower of Babel, and biblical interpretations added to...

  • Special Occasion & News

    The Art Behind the Image of Santa Claus

    By December 6, 2018

    Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end, only one picture spread across different cultures to fix the image of the holiday icon we...

  • Expressionism

    The Dreaming Youths: A Children’s Book That Parents Would Hide From Their Kids

    By December 5, 2018

    As many other Oskar Kokoschka’s works, also this one met with mixed feelings from the public. In the end, it was meant to be a children’s picture-book, but its images were penetrated with sensuality and eroticism, too ‘adult’...

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