Tag: paintings

Caravaggio, the film

Caravaggio, the film

I ran across this today.  British bio pic (1986) about Caravaggio through his work.  Staring Nigel Terry, classical stage actor of Excalibur fame. A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. […]

master drawings of da Vinci

Da Vinci’s drawings were extraordinary ‘doodles’, ideas, life studies and studies for paintings.  I much prefer his drawings to the paintings.  Blaspheme!   Foremost, aesthetically.  But more importantly, to appreciate his technical and creative process.  I have studied and drawn from them since I was […]

15 minutes

15 minutes

Andy Warhol birth anniversary.  August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987. He was one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s.  He began the 1960s  on the edge, avante-gard and controversial.   His work blurred the conceptual and aesthetic lines dividing high art from pop […]

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas’ birth anniversary, July 19, 1834. (French, 1834–1917) French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he […]


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