10 Things You Should Know About Peter Paul RubensMarch 7, 2020
Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist. Considered one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque, he is best known for his mythological, allegorical and religious paintings. He was born in Siegen (Holy Roman Empire, now Germany) in...
The Great Art Robbery…FoiledNovember 16, 2019
Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sadly, since Thursday, 14th November 2019, the gallery is closed until further notice. This is due to a failed attempt at a...
Rembrandt’s Light—Dulwich Picture GalleryNovember 5, 2019
Rembrandt’s Light exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. The focus of this exhibition is on the artist’s use of light. It may seem like a limited and even narrow perspective with an...
Painting of the Week: Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying HolofernesOctober 13, 2019
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1656) was the most accomplished female painter of the Italian Baroque. She specialized in Biblical scenes of strong women fulfilling their higher destinies. Her most famous painting, Judith Slaying Holofernes, not only captures the...
I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia GentileschiOctober 2, 2019
The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a small disclosure:...
Painting of the Week: Diego Velázquez, The Rokeby VenusAugust 18, 2019
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 – 1660) was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age and European Baroque. And The Rokeby...
History of Venetian Carnival MasksAugust 16, 2019
It is not a surprise that every carnival, regardless of its country origin or other characteristics, is traditionally associated with Venetian carnival masks. Being a primary sign of a carnival, the mask has an interesting history connected with...
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