Having some beautiful angel by one’s side, defending you against hellish claimers –even when it is too late for joy–, does not seem a trifle. Sascha Schneider… Read more “Um eine Seele – About a soul – Sobre una ànima”
The very best post I have seen in months. Absolutely brilliant, and quite disturbing.
People Matching Artworks: An Unusual Photo Series By Stefan Draschan.
Most of us were bored at some museum at least once in our lives – except this guy! France-based photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects.
One of those projects is “People matching artworks”. Although at first Draschan’s images seem perfectly staged, the secret behind them is actually patience. The photographer enjoys visiting different museums mostly in Paris, Vienna and Berlin where he waits for visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way. The result is these humorous and unique pictures of unexpected harmony between people and the artworks they’re facing. It’s usually the outfits that match the art, but there are also people who match with the paintings because of their hair styles and colors, or…
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John Maler Collier – Lady Godiva – 1898 Once more I have chosen an academic neoclassical panting for this incipient series. Not that I prefer this style… Read more “Lovely Paintings Revisited #2”
As a follow-up of my scanty selection of works by the German (Bavarian) painter Franz von Stuck (1863 – 1928) ((Find them HERE)), I have chosen a… Read more “Franz von Stuck (II) – Views of death and horror from the Gospel”
Pierre Auguste Cot – Printemps (Springtime) – 1873 . [Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – on loan from Steven and Alexandra Cohen’s coll.] I… Read more “Lovely Paintings Revisited #1”
In a recent post with oils by Lovis Corinth: “The Many Temptations of St. Anthony the Great (VI)”, I told he deeply changed his painting style after… Read more “Lovis Corinth – Three Works on Cruelty and Suffering – Samson, Cain, Christ”
Lovis Corinth Lovis Corinth is the artistic name of German painter Franz Heinrich Louis Corinth (1858, Tapiau, Prussia – 1925, Zanvoort, The Netherlands). He studied painting in… Read more “The Many Temptations of St. Anthony the Great (VI)”
Matthias Grünewald and the Isenheim Altarpiece Most paintings by the German Late Gothic–Renaissance master Matthias (or Mathis) Grünewald (ca. 1470 – 1528) lay in the bottom of the Baltic… Read more “The Many Temptations of St. Anthony the Great (V)”
Salvator Rosa – A forerruner of Romanticism Fifteen months ago I started a series of posts on this gripping and fruitful subject –one of the most depicted… Read more “The Many Temptations of St. Anthony the Great (IV)”
Quite often, some of the best artists in history are not acknowleged as such; or at least, not by the general public. The case of Franz von… Read more “Franz von Stuck (I) – A powerful view on the myth of Genesis”
Portraying women showing fragments of iconic artworks of the past tattooed on their bare backs, and doing it with enough skill to simulate slightly blurred digital photographs… Read more “Photorealist painting at its best, by Agnieszka Nienartowicz”
There are unaccountable artistic representations of the Zodiac signs, dating from all epochs, from many different cultures and styles. Some of them are very good indeed, but… Read more “Signs of Glamour – Malika Favre’s Zodiac”