Part Two of my mini series 'The Kiss In Art History' focuses on Auguste Rodin's sculpture 'The Kiss.' If you missed Part One: Gustav Klimt, it can be viewed in the Art category of the blog. The Kiss; the infamous sculpture by Auguste Rodin between 1901-4 immediately conjures up romantic and passionate sentiments of an intense love … Continue reading The Kiss In Art History Part 2: Auguste Rodin
The Kiss in Art History Series Part One: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt With Valentine's Day arriving tomorrow, love is everywhere I turn at the moment. With that in mind, it feels like the perfect time to indulge in the romance of art. Over the next three weeks, I will be publishing a series of … Continue reading This Kiss in Art History Part One: Gustav Klimt
Pop is probably one of the most well-known art movements in history; so well-known and widespread in fact that it permeates the arts to this day. The key players were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosequist and Tom Wessleman. Between them, they delivered some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. The term … Continue reading What Is Pop Art?
Nestled in the Sainsbury Wing of London’s National Gallery is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings: Jan van Eyck’s the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’. It is an undisputed masterpiece of Northern Renaissance art. It was painted in 1434 and is probably the best known Netherlandish fifteenth century painting. With clues scattered throughout the composition, the ‘Arnolfini … Continue reading The Jan Van Eyck Mystery
When looking at a Renaissance and a modern day artwork; the differences in style, technique and subject matter could not be more diverse. Indiscernible subject matter and unconventional creation modes are more commonplace than traditional painterly styles with fine detail. How did the transgression from one extreme to the other come about? Throughout art history, … Continue reading What Is Modern Art?