16 Shimmering Water Paintings for Summer

” All day I hear the noise of waters 
Making moan, 
Sad as the sea-bird is when, going 
Forth alone, 
He hears the winds cry to the water’s 
Monotone. “

– James Joyce ( All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters )


 

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INTERVIEW with Odin Borgen: the light of Midsummer Fires

“…this gives me a reminder of being close to nature. This is a time where I can be completely alone and realize how insignificant I am. This is a good way to chase the fear of failing out of my mind.”

 


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25 Best Mother & Child Paintings

 

“Sweet guardians of nature, attendeth my soul,
when sorrows like tempests torment me;
and all will be clearer whatever the toll
as thou hushes the demons that vex me.”

                                       – Amelia Dashwood

 


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15 Jaw-dropping Home Interiors & the Paintings they House

Every  jewel needs a splendid setting. These great halls and fine dining rooms in country manor houses, provide brilliantly curated backdrops for the family portraits, landscape paintings, and tapestry collections.


 

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SOUND + SCULPTURE IV: A Lover’s Inferno and Francesca’s Tragic Aria

Doomed lovers Francesca and Paolo sing out from Dante’s second circle of Hell in this 4th installment of our Sound + Sculpture series. The cold, marble embrace of Pietro Canonica’s sculpture Abyss is matched with Francesca’s aria from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s opera Francesca da Rimini.  Look while you listen!


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INTERVIEW: Adrienne Stein’s Feast of Fantasy


With trepidation, Winter is slowly beginning to thaw. At least here in the frozen North of the U.S. where I am situated. And right now, I would like nothing more than to be seated at Adrienne Stein’s table. Her paintings are lush and verdant – like a blast of fresh Spring air.

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NSFW Cupid’s Arrow: Erotica Paintings from ancient Rome to the Renaissance

 

“Your body is the church wherein Nature asks to be revered.”
        – the Marquis de Sade

 

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INTERVIEW with Charlie Goering: carving out a personal history

“To transcend and imbue the figure with those illusive qualities of what it means to be human, is what every great painter has done.”


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When Life Imitated Klimt, and other times Fashion appropriated old paintings to gorgeous effect

Hieronymus Bosch on hand bags, Byzantine icons on platform shoes, and Nicki Minaj cast as Boucher’s Madame de Pompadour; A look at Fashion’s love affair with old paintings!

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