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    Agostino Arrivabene – A Modern Alchemist

    By April 28, 2020

    Agostino Arrivabene (born in 1967) is a visionary yet secluded Italian contemporary artist who continues to produce outstanding surrealist works from his 17th-century house located just outside Milan. His masterful paintings operate in a realm that has no time,...

  • Lady in Blue: Yelizaveta Martynova, Ill-Fated Russian Female Artist

    By March 6, 2020

    Can you name some female artists, and from Russia in particular? It’s difficult even for those who are really into art. This article tells the story of one of four women who entered the Imperial Academy of Arts...

  • Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick Watts

    By February 21, 2020

    Is there anything more beautiful than Endymion by the English ‘Symbolist’ artist George Frederick Watts? Through the subtle contrasts of color and the piece’s form, he made a simple image of two entwined lovers visually fascinating. He captures the...

  • Painting of the Week: Edvard Munch, Madonna

    By October 27, 2019

    The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch realized the colored lithograph Madonna in 1895. He is considered the head of Expressionism, therefore his Madonna is imbued with its characteristics. Expressionism, born in the early 20th century, expresses a reality distorted...

  • Edvard Munch’s Summer Nights

    By August 10, 2019

    Munch was fascinated by the Norwegian summer light which evokes both tranquillity and anxiety, two feelings that Munch tried to capture in his work. Moving almost every summer to a nearby coastal town, he often worked between 9...

  • The Nabis 101

    By July 19, 2019

    Multiple times I’ve told myself while writing other articles: “I finally have to write about the Nabis!”. And still haven’t done so. Why, why, why, if they are one of my favourite groups? Hopefully they will become one...

  • Josef Šíma: from Czech Republic to Paris

    By May 9, 2019

    Josef Šíma was born in Jaromer, in today’s Czech Republic in 1891, but he became a naturalized French citizen (he took the citizenship already in 1926). Although he spent most of his life in France, he never forgot...

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