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Ardhanarishvara – Androgynous Portrayal of Shiva and Parvati

By December 5, 2019

The composite form of Shiva and his consort, Shakti (another name for...

Museums And Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of Cholera

By December 4, 2019

Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for the artist, writer, and activist...

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    Middle Ages

    Here Be Medieval Dragons

    By October 24, 2019

    Dragons are everywhere in popular culture. People make movies about them, collect stuffed animals of them, and dress up as them for Halloween. They have been staples of every major fantasy series in the past century. Whether they’re...

  • Indian Art

    Gods of the Hindu Trinity. Representation in Art

    By October 23, 2019

    The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical nature of our existence from birth, preservation, destruction to subsequent regeneration. These Gods are identifiable in their artistic...

  • Artists' Stories

    The Works of Yves Klein: Lover of Blue

    By October 22, 2019

    Yves Klein was born in late April of 1928 in Nice, France. His mother, Marie Raymond, was a renowned member of the Art Informel movement, which involved abstract styles and gesture painting. His father, Fred Klein, was known...

  • Seasons

    Happy Days – the Landscapes of Peter de Wint

    By October 21, 2019

    What do you think when you look at the image above? Most fans of Peter de Wint’s work see exquisite tranquillity and luminosity. That wide sky, the golden corn, the vast expanse of landscape beyond. Here we have...

  • Painting of the Week

    Painting of the Week: Is La Joconde L.H.O.O.Q?

    By October 20, 2019

    The Painting of the Week, La Joconde, is all about codes, reversals, play with conventions and provocation. In other words, it’s an epitome of Dada and Marcel Duchamp‘s entire oeuvre. Mona Lisa vs Dada We all did it...

  • Sculpture

    John Paddison – the Quiet Stone-Carver

    By October 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...

  • Women Artists

    Magdalena Rădulescu – a Romanian Woman Painter

    By October 18, 2019

    Magdalena Rădulescu (1902- 1983) is a singular phenomenon among the Romanian and European painters. Her work (she had an artistic career spanning half a century) has, of course, common traits with that of other contemporary painters, but cannot...

  • Cinema

    Filmmaking is like Painting – Andrzej Wajda as a Painter

    By October 17, 2019

    Ladies and Gentlemen, and now I will speak in Polish… – the famous words Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) said while receiving an honorary Oscar in 2000 for a lifetime achievement crowned WAJDA, an exhibition revealing Wajda as...

  • Cinema

    Representation vs Reality: Artists Portrayed in Midnight in Paris. Part 2

    By October 16, 2019

    Once upon a time, Part 1 to this piece was written. Given that the year is coming to a close in a few short months, it seemed pertinent to continue the discussion on how Woody Allen and his...

  • Fashion

    The Artistic Inspiration of Balenciaga

    By October 15, 2019

    Cristóbal Balenciaga was the “Master of us all,” as Christian Dior said, and a “couturier in the truest sense of the word,” according to Coco Chanel. The world was devasted when he passed away in 1972. He was...

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