Category: Art

  • October 25: Pablo Picasso was born in 1881

    Everything you can imagine is real. – There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into a sun. Wikipedia Born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de […]

  • October 12: Piero della Francesca passed away in 1492

    A self-portrait, detail from The Resurrection Wikipedia: Birth name Piero della Francesca Born 1415 Sansepolcro, Republic of Florence Died October 12, 1492 Sansepolcro, Republic of Florence Nationality Italian Field Painting, Fresco Movement Italian Renaissance Works The Baptism of Christ Flagellation of Christ Brera Madonna Piero della Francesca (c. 1415 – October 12, 1492) was a painter of the Early Renaissance. As […]

  • September 29: Caravaggio was born in 1571

    “I am always learning.” ~Caravaggio – Caravaggio was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, for he abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had idealized both the human and religious experience. He can be said almost single-handedly to have created the Baroque style. Wikipedia: Born Michelangelo Merisi or […]

  • August 18: Roman Polanski was born in 1933

    Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater Wikipedia: Born Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański 18 August 1933 (age 82) Paris, France Residence France Citizenship Polish (by birth) and French (by naturalization) Alma mater National Film School in Łódź Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter Years active 1954–present Spouse(s) Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass(1959–1962; divorced) Sharon Tate (1968–1969; her death) […]

  • Gallery: Courtauld Gallery

    Located just off the Strand in the north wing of Somerset House, the Courtauld has one of Britain’s greatest collections of paintings, and contains many works of world importance. Although there are some outstanding works from earlier periods, the collection’s strongest suit is its holdings of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Video: Introduction to the Courtauld […]