Autumn Moon In Japanese Woodblock PrintsSeptember 28, 2018
Anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere looked up in the sky in the past couple of days? I did, mostly to admire the full moon which brought to Venice the first cold winds, an obvious sign that summer...
A Journey To Al-Andalus: Part I, The Moorish Stronghold Of GranadaSeptember 3, 2018
Granada, a Moorish Stronghold The fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of al-Andalus, the Islamic territory that had stretched across the Iberian...
Hail Luo Ping! 18th Century Visionary Painter And PoetJuly 25, 2018
Luo Ping, Freud’s Godfather, proclaims, ‘kill or be killed’ … but of course Luo Ping’s subtler than this, he only suggests what’s in his ‘unconscious’ mind. Freud uncovered our powerful unconscious instincts about: life and death; love and...
The Miniatures of Reza Abbasi: True Tips For A Happier LifeJuly 10, 2018
Everyone wants to be happy and each of us has a different idea of happiness. For some, it’s finishing college and getting a new job. For others, it’s the whole weekend watching TV shows. But no matter what...
Garlands of Greatness for the Astonishing 20th Century Chinese Artist Zhang DaqianJune 20, 2018
Zhang Daqian is considered the greatest Chinese artist in the last 500 years. If this is true, then what in fact makes Zhang Daqian so important? This short introduction can only sketch a brief outline of the artist’s...
Painting Of The Week: Kamal-ol-Molk And The Perfection Of The Mirror HallJune 17, 2018
Have you heard of the Iranian painter Kamal-ol-Molk? This is the name by which the artist Mohammad Ghaffari, who excelled in the production of watercolors, became well-known. He received this name directly from the Shah of Persia Naser...
Qi Baishi, China’s Master of the Ordinary in an Extraordinary WayMay 26, 2018
Qi Baishi, is probably the most unlikely person to become one of the highest valued artists in the world, right next to Andy Warhol and Picasso, but he is. It’s been sixty-one years since his death in 1957...
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