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The Garden in Art

“Ever since the first gardener chose to tend a plot of land not only to nourish the body but also to feed the soul, artists have found the garden – full of symbolic potential and favoured with its own expressive palette – to be a rich and varied source of inspiration.”

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Saturn Devouring His Son

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This is one of my favourite paintings. It’s unofficially called ‘Saturn Devouring His Son’ by Francisco de Goya, part of a series now referred to as ‘the Black Paintings’, never given official names by Goya. 557 more words

What She Wrote

Art Thoughts: Max Ernst

Max Ernst is weird. But I enjoy his work. Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale is an oil painting with mixed media.

Children running, from a nightingale? 127 more words

Art

The finest Romanesque mustaches are at Moissac Abbey

This church.

The elegant forms.  The fantastic creatures.  The visionary composition.  The mustaches.

Moissac Abbey is one of the great Romanesque churches (and admittedly deserves much better photos than what we managed with our crappy camera).  339 more words

Travel

Curatorial works of Tate Modern

I examined also the way of the Tate Modern curation. I like how they use the space. In Structure and Clarity collections the calculation of space and the use work arts is interesting. 116 more words

Reflections

Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.

She celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together. 115 more words

Art History

Fur Traders

From the Met’s YouTube archive: A closer look at George Caleb Bingham’s Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845).

Art History