Month: May 2022
For centuries people commissioned portraits to reinforce their role in society. It had little to do with our modern, lonely desire to feel seen for who we really are. Do we still believe a person can be described from a single viewpoint in one place? Will multimedia replace the official painted portrait?
The Roman goddess Venus is depicted nude in works of art because she represents the lofty ideals of spiritual love and divine beauty. Not Titian’s Venus. She represents something more carnal.
In her day, Ukrainian artist Alexandra Exter was one of the brightest stars in the European avant-garde. She knew Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Fernand Léger. We hear so much about them. Why do we hear so little about her?