Blog posts

Astrological Fantasy Portrait

Astrological Fantasy Portrait

Astrological Fantasy Portrait is a gouache painting created by Paul Klee in 1924. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is available via institutional open content, and tagged portraits. The planets and stars in a fantasy portrait as painted by Paul Klee.In 1919, Klee applied for a teaching post at the Academy of Art in Dusseldorf. This attempt failed but he had a major success in securing a three-year contract (with a minimum annual income) with dealer Hans Goltz, whose influential gallery gave Klee major exposure, and some commercial success. A retrospective of over...

Leer más →


Kynance

Kynance

John Brett ARA (8 December 1831 – 7 January 1902) was an artist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, mainly notable for his highly detailed landscapes.Brett was born near Reigate on 8 December 1831, the son of an army vet. His sister Rosa Brett was also an artist and during 1850 and 1851 they shared a studio. In 1851 he began lessons in art with James Duffield Harding, a landscape painter. He also studied with Richard Redgrave. In 1853 he entered the Royal Academy schools, but was more interested in the ideas of John Ruskin and William Holman Hunt, whom he...

Leer más →


Ventriloquist and Crier

Ventriloquist and Crier

Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard. Imaginary beasts float within a transparent ventriloquist who appears to be all belly-except, of course, for a pair of legs, tiny arms, and a sort of head without a mouth. The little creatures inside the ventriloquist might symbolize the odd noises and voices that seem to emanate from him. The moor is indicated by the background grid of warm earth colors that turns dark toward the center and against which the figure, as part of this grid, stands out like a light-colored bubble in clear reds and...

Leer más →


The Firmament Above

The Firmament Above

Lenore Tawney’s Waters above the Firmament owes its striking character to the simplicity of its basic concept: a large circle set into a square. This simplicity is complicated by the weight Tawney has given to the upper half of the circle, in which the warps are made of paper and fabric coated in thick blue paint. Here Tawney, known for her pioneering exposure of the warp (vertical thread element), provided a variant on that theme: she wove the circle with slits that open at regular half-inch intervals, emphasizing a third dimension, a device she utilized in many of her weavings....

Leer más →


A History Of Women

A History Of Women

Throughout the centuries, women have been involved in making art, whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics.Women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art, but despite being engaged with the art world in every way, many women artists have found opposition in the traditional narrative of art history. They have faced challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. So how have women come forward as such strong voices...

Leer más →