Passing Time with Klee: Demonstrating Temporality in Visual ArtSeptember 19, 2019
Paul Klee was a “musical” painter, not least because he chose the violin and bow before brush and easel. Klee’s father was a music teacher and his mother a singer, which had a profound effect on his approach...
Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her ChildhoodFebruary 9, 2019
The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of 26, whilst 5 months pregnant. She left behind two legacies: a beautiful collection of her paintings and a fascinating story. Magda Michalska...
The Sound Of Colour: Music Inspired By Visual Art – A Top 10August 11, 2018
This summer Beyonce and Jay Z made international headlines filming a music video inside the Louvre with some of the most dramatic art masterpieces from across three millennia. See Zuzanna Stanska’s article for a fascinating exploration of this....
ALL Louvre Masterpieces From Beyonce & Jay-Z’s ‘APES**T’ Video ExplainedJune 18, 2018
On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released on Tidal their first joint album, the surprise nine-track record Everything Is Love, and a music video for its debut single ‘APES**t’. The footage shows Bey and Jay at the Louvre Museum...
The Story of Velvet Underground & Nico Andy Warhol CoverJanuary 3, 2018
Today we will be talking about Andy Warhol and his famous banana cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album by the Velvet Underground. Released in March 1967 the album was recorded in 1966 while the band...
Farinelli- The Best Castrato In PortraitsNovember 20, 2017
What does ‘castrato’ mean? ‘Castrati’ (ital.pl) were male singers who had been castrated before puberty to retain the so-called ‘voce bianca’, that is unmutated voice, which therefore was neither female (soprano/alto), nor male (tenore/basso). They were most common...
Tormented Lovers, Sumptuous Players and Other Examples of Guitarists in ArtJuly 26, 2017
Musical instruments have always had their particular significance in paintings. Throughout the history of the depiction of music-making in art, the iconography of musical instruments ranged from their strict symbolism in Dutch 17th century art to their appearance...
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