Stories By Ledys Chemin
Opera: A Brief History of the Total Work of ArtMarch 27, 2021
When we think of opera, art is not the first thing that comes to mind. Opera simply means “work” and it can sometimes seem over-the-top and old-fashioned to our modern tastes. However, when we consider that...
Art State of Mind
The Art of Wellbeing: Hygge Found in the MasterpiecesJanuary 31, 2021
In 2016, The Collins English Dictionary named “hygge” the runner-up word of the year. Since then, at least 20 books have been published on the subject, not to mention games, and coloring books. But, what is...
The Musician, the Faun, and the Sunrise—Impressionism in Three ArtsJanuary 13, 2021
What do you get when you add some light, some inspiration, and some musical color? You get the recipe for cutting-edge content that will change how the world thinks about art. Read on for an illustration—an...
All the Prodigal Sons in ArtNovember 27, 2020
A quick internet search for “the Prodigal Son in art” yields some 13,000,000 results! What makes this 2,000-year-old story so compelling that artists keep returning to it again and again? The Prodigal Son is one in...
Art History 101
Back to School: The Great Art History 101September 5, 2020
Welcome to Art History 101! Here we’ll get to “oh“ and “ah” over iconic art that has shaped human ideas and thinking for centuries as we travel through artistic periods and wonderful works of art. But,...
Arts and Crafts’ Principles in Interior Design: The Original MinimalistsAugust 26, 2020
Perhaps you have noticed a trend in recent years: the return to simpler things. People seem to crave a return to simpler times, to homesteading, homemaking, and minimalism. We feel an urge to recycle, and to...
An Artistic Tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamJune 24, 2020
Regardless of the time of year, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the first things that come to mind when the word ‘Midsummer’ is mentioned. This play is a little complicated. There are many...
Cooking in Pictures—The Food of Art and the Art of FoodJune 10, 2020
Long before Julia Child published Mastering the Art of French Cooking, artists the world over had already made the connection between food and art. But how to approach cooking? Is cooking a science—a precise series of...
Art History 101
The Pantocrator Christ DepictionsJune 2, 2020
When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might, power). The Pantocrator Christ is one of the most recognized depictions of...
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU—Archetypes in Star Wars and ArtMay 4, 2020
Today is Star Wars Day. The first documented use of the phrase “May the 4th be with you” came from Margaret Thatcher’s political party, to congratulate her on her victory in the 1979 election. The first...
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- Explore the Unknown World of Klimt’s Landscapes
- The Prime Minister’s Art: Landscapes of Winston Churchill
- Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny
- Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains