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...
Odilon Redon’s Noir World Of DarknessAugust 13, 2018
The Baloon-Eye. The Crying Spider. The Cactus Man, The Cyclops. This is not the casting list of creatures from some horror movie. These are the creatures created by the endlessly creative mind of Odilon Redon – the individualist...
Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintingsJanuary 26, 2018
Each jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color and other aesthetic features of the painting. Rossetti kept...
Women in Rossetti’s Life and ArtDecember 27, 2017
Anyone who is reminded of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...
Jozef Mehoffer – Strange GardenJune 17, 2017
Usually on our Painting of the Week cycle we feature internationally acclaimed masterpieces. But today we wanted to feature a beautiful painting, that unfortunately is more known locally. It’s Strange Garden, painted by Polish Jozef Mehoffer in 1902-1903...
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