Artistic Life in the Time of the Bonapartes. Ingres at Palazzo RealeMay 29, 2019
An artist impossible to classify, a revolutionary one, both realistic and mannerist, perceived as the heir of Raphael and a precursor of Picasso. Somewhere in between the master of beautiful forms and the master of no-form, Ingres at...
Painting of the Week: Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the MedusaMarch 3, 2019
Théodore Géricault completed The Raft of the Medusa when he was 27, and the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. It is a direct precursor of Delacroix’s Massacre at Chios and Liberty Leading the People. In...
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Goethe in the Roman CampagnaJanuary 13, 2019
Last week the Städel Museum in Frankfurt posted on Instagram a painting from their collection with a funny quote: “Having a bad day? Always remember: someone painted a life-sized portrait of Goethe with two left feet.” The someone was actually...
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,...
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