2018. február 17., szombat

At the Grand Piano

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944) - At the Grand Piano, c.1916-17 (Oil on canvas. Munch-museet) - - Munch’s somber, resonant color, as well as his rendering of the human figure in semi-abstract tonalities, would prove enduring expressive and stylistic hallmarks. One sees Munch’s extended influence even in the work of a later painter such as Francis Bacon, whose portraits reflect the sitter’s psychological turmoil as is manifested in skewed facial and bodily features…

2018. február 15., csütörtök

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung: „When I was younger I was in constant danger of falling in love”

Allegory of Stimulation

Lorenzo Lippi (Italian, 1606-1665) - Allegory of Stimulation, c.1640 (Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers) - - A young woman carries a theatrical mask and a pomegranate. The mask represents the simulated reality or falseness of the theater. The pomegranate refers to the Greek myth of Persephone eating pomegranate seeds, being forced to stay in the underworld and causing six months of barrenness on earth…