Stories By Nadine Waldmann
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...
Turquoise: Art, Culture and Myth of a GemstoneJuly 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...
Wishes & Streams: Trevi Fountain in RomeJuly 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...
The Beginning of a New World at Kröller-Müller MuseumJune 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,...
Pentelic Splendour: The Erechtheion CaryatidsJune 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...
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