This is a blog about art appreciation. Not about art criticism, but about learning to feel and understand art. For yourself. So that each time you go to a gallery, you get a kick out of it. Very few people really do get a kick out of art, but we’ll gradually learn this skill together.
Occasionally, you may come across a short story, not even art-related, but, hopefully, a blip of comedy on the spirited landscape of old and new masters.
To get a taste of what you can get here on art, in simple but serious presentations:
Story of a “sister” sculpture to Michelangelo’s David: 1
Holbein’s Ambassadors: detective investigation explaining its true meaning: 1
Van Gogh secrets you can’t read anywhere else about: 1, 2
Modigliani’s secret to painting nudes: 1, 2, 3
Matisse borrowing ideas from Pollaiuolo: 1
Painting nature, not copying it: 1
Cezanne’s secrets: 1
Rhythm in paintings: 1
Why is this masterpiece a masterpiece?
- Leda and the Swan,
- Roublev’s Trinity,
- Lowry’s Accident
- Repin’s Barge Haulers – and how it is revealing the secret of the Russian soul
Art, sometimes, is best appreciated when accompanied by a good laugh:
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