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...
The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]October 4, 2020
The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he captured moments in which mythological, biblical, and historical characters seem to overlap with the real world....
Painting of the Week: The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat by John WeguelinAugust 9, 2020
Here is a Painting of the Week to honor our recent cat theme. The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat presents an imaginative interpretation of an ancient Egyptian cat burial. Ancient Egypt and Cats Many people are familiar with...
Enchanting World of the Russian Tale: Seven Disney Characters in Russian ArtAugust 3, 2020
All of us watched Disney cartoons in our childhood and many people re-watch them even into adulthood. However, the original plots appeared in early historical periods when tales took place only in verbal or written narrations. That is...
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