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    Arenig School. Wild Bohemians and Welsh Mountains

    By April 18, 2021

    Welcome to a rollicking adventure with the Arenig School of automatic painting starring Augustus John, James Dickson Innes, and Derwent Lees. Arenig Fawr is a majestic mountain in Snowdonia in Wales. Between 1911 and 1913 three unconventional artists...

  • Kyffin Williams and the Welsh Landscape

    By April 15, 2021

    The Welsh landscapes have inspired artists, poets, and writers for generations. But, for one 20th century artist, they were more than just a subject for the canvas, they were a metaphor for melancholic isolation, for power, and comfort....

  • Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

    By April 8, 2021

    A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairy tale-like works. Yet, only recently I found out that we were born in the same month just a few days apart, which makes...

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    Franz Marc: The Painter Who Loved Horses

    By April 5, 2021

    The German Expressionist movement had many faces. One of the most interesting of them was that of the painter Franz Marc. Marc looked to the natural world as an antidote to modern life, from which he felt increasingly alienated....

  • Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

    By April 2, 2021

    Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his life to the fullest instead of staying in bed. Oscar Wilde himself helped to...

  • The Story of Norman Rockwell’s Forgotten Model

    By March 27, 2021

    Much has been written about many of Norman Rockwell’s neighbors who posed as models for his many illustrations and Saturday Evening Post covers. Now 86, but looking decades younger, Cathy Burow, née Smith, laughs about her fleeting fame. Norman...

  • Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and Death

    By March 25, 2021

    This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art as means to deal with trauma. Read about the...

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    From Love to Art: Anna Hyatt Huntington, an American Sculptor

    By March 23, 2021

    A pioneering female sculptor of the 20th century, Anna Hyatt Huntington created artworks that are still visible all over New York City. Here are some of the most famous. Anna Hyatt Huntington Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was born...

  • Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-Portraits

    By March 20, 2021

    Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan (1895–1977) was orphaned at the young age of 14 and was adopted by her maternal uncle...

  • Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

    By March 2, 2021

    Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists and she holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst Gombrich’s The Story of Art. In 1920 she became the first female...

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