Goya’s Ghosts: The Disasters of War Print SeriesJune 29, 2021
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered to be the founder of the national genre in Spain. He was talented in many areas: portraits, historical scenes, and more. But he is also known as the voice of dissatisfied people. He...
Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and ColdplayApril 26, 2021
Eugène Delacroix’s birthday is one of the illustrious anniversaries of the month of April. To honor him, one of the greatest artists of French romanticism, I present to you his masterpiece, Liberty Leading the People, probably his best-known artwork. The painting,...
The Great Vision of Nature: Constable and McTaggartMarch 16, 2021
During his lifetime, captivated by the beauty of nature, John Constable’s landscapes received mixed reviews. He thought he was never going to have his desired impact on the art world. However, Constable was unaware that his paintings were...
Wagnerism in Art: Painting Music or Listening to PicturesJanuary 14, 2021
What is Wagnerism? There are perhaps no other cultural movements in the world that we have named after one person. Wagnerism was admiration for Wagner’s musical oeuvre, which originated in the second half of the 19th century. The...
Somewhere at Sea: Ivan Aivazovsky and his Marine ArtNovember 13, 2020
Many artists painted the sea, but only Ivan Aivazovsky was completely devoted to it. Over his long life (1817-1900), he dedicated thousands of canvases to the sea. Sunsets and sunrises over the sea, storms, calm, shipwrecks, sea battles,...
Philipp Otto Runge: The Seer of the Mysteries of GodOctober 28, 2020
Runge died of consumption at the same age as Christ, which to those who believe in signs might be crucial since Philipp Otto Runge was a mystic who claimed to “see through the mysteries of God” and provided...
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...
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