Clark Art Institute HighlightsOctober 15, 2020
The Clark Art Institute, often referred to as “The Clark,” was founded in 1950 to house the extensive art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark. The galleries opened to the public in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1955. The museum...
Why Don’t We Study Frédéric Bazille’s Works?October 12, 2020
Undoubtedly you all have heard of Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley or Edouard Manet. Yet, fewer of you will have heard of Frédéric Bazille, a friend and fellow painter of all of the above. Hence, we ask,...
Art History 101: Self-Portraits You Should KnowOctober 11, 2020
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Self-portraits are closely tied with the existence of mirrors. Although mirrors have existed since antiquity, during the renaissance cheaper and better mirrors made in Venice came onto...
Painting of the Week: Winslow Homer, Summer SquallOctober 11, 2020
The crashing waves roar with a deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the rocks and over the sea shore. A storm of monstrous size lands...
A Perfect World of Perfect Women in James Tissot’s PaintingsOctober 10, 2020
This title might be a little controversial. In fact, critics find the term demi-mondaine to be more accurate when describing Tissot’s series of paintings of women called La Femme à Paris. This is because the ‘perfect’ women in...
Winslow Homer – Painter of AmericaOctober 6, 2020
From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized, yet visually-stunning views of the nation after its brutal Civil War. Our October partner, The Clark Art Institute in...
The Victorians: an Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]October 2, 2020
The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article. Really, it’s more the stuff of a book, and indeed many...
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