Poetry without Motion: Endymion by George Frederick WattsFebruary 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, MadonnaOctober 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 NightsAugust 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 101July 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 ParisMay 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...
Painting Norway – Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture GalleryMarch 22, 2019
Meet Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935), the creator of the “National Painting of Norway”. He may not be as well-known outside of Norway as Edvard Munch, but he is certainly beloved there. Typically associated with Symbolism and Neo-romanticism, through his...
Gustave Moreau MuseumMarch 18, 2019
We all know that feeling of travelling back in time when we encounter a trace of our past, whether by finding an object from our childhood, a book with that unique smell that we leafed through a thousand...
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