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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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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SOUND + SCULPTURE: Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night and Contemporary South African Sculptor Ruhan Janse van Vuuren

Schoenberg’s dark orchestral love poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4, I sets the backdrop for Janse van Vuuren’s deconstructed human figures in this third installment of the Sound + Sculpture Series.


 

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The Table is Set: 10 Dutch Still Life Paintings to Feast your Eyes on

 

The wine is flowing. Gleaming platters are stacked high with, bread, crusty lobsters,  luscious grapes and berries. Looking at the bountiful still lifes of 1600s Flemish painters is enough to get your mouth watering. And then you look closer.


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La Vida de Juana la Loca: the Passion of Joanna of Castile and the painter who obsessed over her

 Queen, nymphomaniac, victim! History has called “hysteria” on women time and time again when they proved unruly.


 

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“Something Wicked this Way Comes”: 20 of the best witches, crones, & midnight hags

“lascivious acts, brewing, hexing, goat-worshipping, broomstick-flying. For ages, we have been obsessed with the perceived power of Wyrd women to create and to destroy.”


 

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10 Autumnal Paintings for the Fall Equinox

 Tomorrow marks the turn into a gentler, more golden season, and to celebrate here’s 10 favorite images of Autumnal hue!


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11 of the Best Metal Album Paintings Ever

 Warring Valkyrie, severed heads, plains of wildflowers, corpses. History’s grip of good symbolic paintings have set the tone for many a Metal album sleeve. 


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Suffragette Sculptor: an American archival glance at Enid Yandell

The eve before Yandell’s Pallas Athena set sail overseas to America for the Nashville centennial, Enid hosted an opulent candle-lit dinner party in the torso of the statue, outside her studio in Paris’ Latin quarter. A sort of bon voyage feast of colossal proportions!


 

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