Stories By Nadine Waldmann
Jeanne Hébuterne: Loving Modigliani – a new novel by Linda LappinMay 24, 2021
With her dark hair, pale skin, and light blue eyes, affectionately called “noix-de-coco” (coconut) by friends, Jeanne Hèbuterne (1898-1920) is most known for her intense and tragic relationship with Amedeo Modigliani. Yet she was also a...
Egypt and Berlin’s Icon: The Bust of Queen NefertitiMay 6, 2021
The bust of Queen Nefertiti housed in Berlin’s Neues Museum is one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous works of art. A prime example of ancient artistry, this icon has been called “the most beautiful woman in...
Wild, Practical, Erotic and Magical: The Miniature World of NetsukeOctober 29, 2020
Originating in 17th century Japan during the Edo Period, Netsuke (pronounced nets-keh) are toggles that attach pouches to the traditional robes, kimonos. Men’s kimonos had no pockets (the women’s version had large sleeves to carry and...
Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats (NSFW)August 7, 2020
We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and trademark bell and bib, Maneki Neko (in Japanese 招き猫, “beckoning cat”) have symbolized all...
Monument Women: Die Prinzessinnengruppe by SchadowJuly 27, 2020
An unassuming and charming statue group, the Prinzessinnengruppe (Princess Group) 1795-1797, depicting Prussian Princesses Louise and Frederike, by Johann Gottfried Schadow is filled with a fascinating history. Marveled during its day, it was hidden away and...
A Great Mystery: Sanxingdui MasksApril 1, 2020
Who doesn’t love a mystery? Especially an art history mystery. Made by a previously unknown Chinese kingdom, the 3,000 year old bronze Sanxingdui masks are shrouded in many unanswered questions and continue to intrigue and puzzle...
Counting Memories, Chiharu Shiota Installation in KatowiceFebruary 6, 2020
Counting Memories (Sept 7, 2019 – Oct 4, 2020) is a current, site-specific, large scale installation by Chiharu Shiota at the Muzeum Śląskie (Silesian Museum) in Katowice, Poland. A striking and powerful work, we were able...
Billie Bond’s Kintsugi: The Crack Is Where the Light Gets inOctober 30, 2019
Kintsugi (金継ぎ translates as “gold joinery”) is a Japanese art form and philosophy of repairing broken or cracked pottery with gold or silver colored lacquer. Unlike normal methods of repair, the “damage” is not camouflaged or...
100 Years of Bauhaus. It’s Dance Time: The Triadic BalletOctober 5, 2019
2019 celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus. Widely known for their iconic design and contributions to the art world, Bauhaus concepts also extended into dance. Not as well known as their crafts, the dances nevertheless, encompassed the...
Through Scissors and Shadows: The Art and Films of Lotte ReinigerAugust 31, 2019
Late one night while struggling with a bit of insomnia, I was channel surfing. I came across a stunning and hypnotic, silent, animated film that was so enthralling, I easily stayed awake to finish it. The...
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