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Reflections on the radical Pre-Raphaelites

The National Gallery has recently opened a small exhibition on their Sunley Room titled “Reflections : Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites.” This exhibition is based around the gallery’s masterpiece ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ painted by Van Eyck in 1434, and focuses on the influences that this painting had on the Pre-Raphaelite movement. 371 more words


Week Sixteen: Paintings and Poetry No.16: Madonna of the Rabbit by Titian (1530)

The painter is drawing a comparison:
To hold the child in your hand
Is like taking a rabbit in your hand
The child’s heart and it’s sinew… 32 more words

Paintings And Poetry

Ukranian Artist Alexey Kondakov’s Classical Subjects in Contemporary Life.

When I first found Ukranian artist Alexey Kondakov’s art on Pinterest a couple years back i went crazy realising that there were no articles written on him at all. 69 more words

Contemporary Art

Mycenaean terracotta figurines

Just a few days after the study of the Roman mosaic, another consultant dropped by the NCMA to look some early Greek material. Bryan Burns’ visit was very short–a few hours–because we only have three Mycenaean figurines.  68 more words


Tile after tile

There was a flurry of activity related to the research on the classical collection during last week of August.  Normally, the objects under observation are removed from the galleries so that we can study them in either the conservation lab (Corey) or the Scholars Room (the visiting consultant and I).  130 more words


Week Fifteen: Paintings and Poetry No.15: Painting by Nicolas Regnier

The muses above the cacophony
Provide inspired classical sound
The body of work felt and heard
The carved trees made of earth

Paintings And Poetry