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Nadine Waldmann

Giotto's weeping angels started my love affair with art history. Seattle, WA based.

Stories By Nadine Waldmann

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    Turquoise: Art, Culture and Myth of a Gemstone

    By July 27, 2019

    The bright blue-green Turquoise has been valued and revered for centuries by all the cultures around the world that had access to it. Several original sources of the stone are now long gone, having been mined...

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    Wishes & Streams: Trevi Fountain in Rome

    By July 4, 2019

    With another heat wave hitting Europe this summer, I was reminded of my visit to Rome during the last heat wave with crowds clamoring around fountains and spouts around the city. The most crowded and famous...

  • 19th Century

    The Beginning of a New World at Kröller-Müller Museum

    By June 20, 2019

    The Beginning of a new World: The Development of Modern Sculpture is the newest exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. It pays tribute to the unique vision and incredible sculptural acquisitions of Bram Hammacher,...

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    Pentelic Splendour: The Erechtheion Caryatids

    By June 3, 2019

    I visited Athens, Greece in the summer of 2016. Naturally a visit to the Acropolis was mandatory, and it was as beautiful and epic as you can imagine. One of the most striking sights was the...

  • Artists' Stories

    A Song and a Prayer – Croatia’s Ivan Mestrovic

    By April 23, 2019

    My favorite thing about Instagram is coming across new art and artists – scrolling and finding things that excite you and catch your eye. A page I follow posted a photo of Ivan Mestrovic’s Vestalka (Vestil...

  • 21st century

    Art of the Brick – Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Works

    By March 27, 2019

    Lego springs to mind as one of the key toys of many people’s childhoods. Whether building houses, spacecrafts or just stepping on that elusive piece, most people have some kind of experience with the little plastic...

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    The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter Island

    By March 5, 2019

    The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate with unanswered questions the likes of other enigmatic structures such as the pyramids...

  • 19th Century

    Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro Canonica

    By February 1, 2019

    A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and beautiful as it works were, his commissions from aristocracy and fascist governments caused...

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    The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

    By January 14, 2019

    Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come. Preceding the Classical Era, was the Archaic (7th-5th c. BCE) during which statues...

  • Sculpture

    Untitled & Unbridled: Tara Donovan’s Installations

    By December 22, 2018

    Styrofoam cups, pencils, rubber bands and straws are not the kinds of materials usually associated with art installations, yet these mundane, everyday items are used in abundance in Tara Donovan’s works. She uses them to create...

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