Portraits

Portraiture, is to me the most fascinating form of artistic activity. During my travels I always carry with me a cornet where I constantly sketch different faces trying to register the moment of time through the facial imagery. I always feel as I am stilling from the portrayed individuals...

Woman Drinking Absin...

“Woman Drinking Absinthe,” Van Dongen’s Allegorical Satire on Parisian Society. The reputation of Paris as a leading center of important economic, socio-political and cultural changes was already well established in European social circles at the beginning of the twenty-century. The booming...

The Adoration or Per...

The Adoration or Perversity of Childhood in Balthus’s Paintings. Before the concept of Childhood began to take shape during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the concept of the Child had many symbolic connotations in the popular imagery through the history of art. In a general context,...

Artemisia Gentilesch...

Artemisia Gentileschi: Female Quest for Artistic Glory or Personal Vengeance. The scholarly world of the art history critics projects many conflicting theories when referring to the Artemisia Gentileschi’s artwork. The omnipresent argument surfacing every time is that her art is motivated...

Symbolism and compos...

Symbolism and composition in Bellini’s votive portraiture. Giovanni Bellini’s Madonna of the Red Cherubs (see fig.1) stays apart from all his other votive portraitures of Virgin and Child. The painting has a classical Bellini’s composition of his half-length Madonna’s, however what makes it...