Classic Romanticism
 

Classic Romanticism

I liked this painting and wanted to know more, but alas, I could find little depth to the online listings. Before I share the snippets I found, I invite you to take a moment to inspect the image. I love the gorgeous overstuffed pillows which caress the woman’s creamy pearl-white...
The Master of Santa Maria de Taüll
 

The Master of Santa Maria de Taüll

The Santa Maria de Taüll is a Romanesque church in the Catalan village of Taüll, located in the Valle de Boi (Lleida Province, Spain). It is one of the most notable examples of a totally painted Catalan Romanesque church still extant. The consecration of the church by the Bishop of...
Fadeaway Girl
 

Fadeaway Girl

In the 1910s, artists began portraying American women in a new way. These women were modern, active and athletic. They drove cars. They ran with their dogs, practiced archery and worked in the yard (all the while wearing a skirt.) Chief among the early architects of this “Golden Age of...
Green Silk
 

Green Silk

Look carefully at this woman, outfitted in her expensive silk satin gown with its delicate lace sleeves. Note her expensive pearl jewelry. Study her face. It has an upside down triangle with widely spaced eyes, a long nose with a bulbous end, a small mouth, and a definitive sharp chin. It’s a remarkably...
David Agenjo
 

David Agenjo

Raised in Madrid, David Agenjo currently works in London. Best known as a figurative artist, Agenjo’s works have recently taken a turn towards the abstract. While these are interesting, they aren’t as compelling as his work from the early 2010s. Today, I want to focus on two of my favorite...
Andrew Wyeth
 

Andrew Wyeth

It’s not surprising artists paint self-portraits. The subject is readily available, generally won’t complain about how much time it’s taking and is willing to follow along with crazy ideas. The results are interesting. Sometimes, when painters and photographers turn the canvas on themselves, the outcome is profound. How does one...