Birthday Edition of Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”November 28, 2018
William Blake was undoubtedly a genius. And as it usually happens with geniuses and people who are ahead of their times, he was scorned and disregarded by critics and fellow artists, of whom many considered him insane. Today England...
Aesthetics and Romanticism: Scottish Art of the 18th CenturyOctober 17, 2018
As someone who holds many interests, it is often difficult to decide on just one topic a week to write about. That being said, the topic of my current interest is Scottish art of the 18th century. Mainly...
The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez [+18]June 8, 2018
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...
Liberty Leading The People: Delacroix, French Revolution And ColdplayApril 26, 2018
Eugene 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,...
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...
Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel RossettiJanuary 13, 2018
Rossetti started Beata Beatrix in 1863 after the death of his wife Elizabeth Siddal (1829-62). The painting illustrates the last chapter of Medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)’s poem La Vita Nuova (1295). The female figure is of...
Enlightenment and Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’January 8, 2018
Artists of the 17/18th century started to secularise traditional subject matters: science and intellectual exploration began to replace religion and dogma, which greatly shifted the course of the represented world and of intellectual understanding. Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ was one of...
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