Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Naughty But Nice: The Renaissance Nude

1 Raphael, The Three Graces, c. 1517-18. Red chalk on paper, 20.3 x 25.8 cm. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019 By Andrea M. Gáldy...

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Schlosshotel Kronberg – Modern Classic Fairy Tale Castle

Schlosshotel Kronberg im Taunus (Photo P. Hunt, 2019) By P. F. Sommerfeldt – When you are first driven through the park gatehouse for the Schlosshotel...

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The Sea is a Path

Captain James Cook and the HMS Endeavor, portrait of Nathaniel Dance-Holland, 1774 and Gregory Robinson (combined image courtesy of The Australian, 2017) By...

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Russian Lacquerware Gems

Russian Lacquerware Gems

Kholuy lacquer detail of Pushkin’s 1833 Fisherman and the Golden Fish by D. Dobrin (2011) (Photo P. Hunt, 2017) By P. F. Sommerfeldt – The names...

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We are Florentine

Fig. 1   Filippo Lippi, Portrait of a Young Man, ca 1480-5, National Gallery, Washington DC,                       Andrew Mellon Collection (image...

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Giovanni Segantini and the Segantini Museum, St. Moritz

Giovanni Segantini, La Natura detail, 1897-8, Segantini Museum, St. Moritz (image public domain) By P. F. Sommerfeldt – Giovanni Segantini (1858-99) was not...

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Proto-Elamites: Master Sculptors of Animals in Antiquity

Proto-Elamite Reclining Gilded Silver Mountain Goat, 3100-2900 BCE,  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 7 cm length (image public domain) By Patrick Hunt –  How...

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Renaissance Globalization

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, 1483, Uffizi Gallery, Florence (image pubic domain) By Andrea M. Gáldy –  It’s the Globalisation...

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Early Byzantine Great Palace Mosaics, Istanbul

Eagle and Snake, Imperial Palace Mosaic Museum, Istanbul, circa 6th c. (image in common domain) By Patrick Hunt – Courtesy of the Nikia and Hippodrome revolts...

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A Collection to Make (And Break?) A King

                       A. Van Dyck, Charles I (triple portrait) Royal Collection ca. 1635 By Andrea M. Gáldy –  Charles I, the second Stuart...

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