Month: April 2022
In works of art, the Roman goddess Venus is depicted nude because she represents the lofty ideals of love and beauty. Not Titian’s Venus. She represents something more carnal.
As the Prussian Army advanced on Paris, Camille Pissarro packed up his family’s belongings and shuttered their house in Louveciennes, a small town near the capital. It would be safer to move away than to stay. Here is the harrowing story behind his painting “The Conversation, Louveciennes.”
Unlike Picasso, Paul Klee doesn’t suffer from being taken way too seriously. But maybe it’s time his compositions carried more weight. For openers, his Bauhaus lectures contain more than 1,200 pages of personal research on color, shape, and pattern that are among the most detailed in art — equalled only by the observations of Leonardo da Vinci.