John Paddison – the Quiet Stone-CarverOctober 19, 2019
John Paddison was a celebrated stone carver in the tradition of Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill, but his name is not as well known. Paddison was born in Wolverhampton, England in 1929. He studied initially at his local...
Demystifying Cycladic FigurinesOctober 9, 2019
Cycladic figurines have a mythical aura. Their gleaming abstract forms speak of timeless beauty. But what actually are they? Why do they look like a Brancusi sculpture (or why do Brancusi sculptures look like them)? Once Upon a...
Lakshmi in Art. The Goddess of WealthSeptember 12, 2019
Lakshmi is a prominent Hindu deity who is also revered by Buddhists and Jains. Her eminent position in the Hindu pantheon emanates not only from her role as the wife of Vishnu (the preserver of the Hindu trinity) but...
Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in ArtSeptember 9, 2019
Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We’ve explored some famous Venus’ here. Next, Velázquez’s portrait put her onto the list of contenders for “Best Bums in Art.” Then there’s a discussion...
Five Indian Modern SculptorsSeptember 7, 2019
Modernism in India did straddle, sneaking lopsided avenue from the ancient to the present. The post-colonial art is typically mentioned as Modern art because many Indian artists had begun their sojourn of westernised abstract expressionism. India became independent...
Henry Moore’s SheepSeptember 6, 2019
Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His forms are usually abstract human figures, often depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His sculptures can be found across the world. Although his primary role was as a sculptor, there...
All These Knights in Shining Armour. Funerary Art of Medieval EnglandSeptember 2, 2019
What do Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have in common with a tiny village in Lincolnshire, England? Say “Disney” and you get suspiciously close to “d’Isigny”. And there it is, the connection we are looking for. When in...
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