Forgotten Story

:: in October 26, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

It’s time to talk about another painting from the collection of York Art Gallery. This time we will focus on a subject that is rather forgotten today, but used to be quite popular in the art of Renaissance and Baroque. Nowadays it might seem to be a little bit disturbing:…

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Anticipating the Scandal

:: in October 17, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

Lately I’ve been enjoying working as a researcher, analysing the continental pre-1900 paintings from the collection of the Art Gallery in York. So, let me share my thoughts on one of those paintings here. I actually think that it is possible to interpret it in a slightly different way than…

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Having fun with the swan

:: in October 9, 2014 :: in Uncategorized :: 0 comments

Biblical themes have already appeared on this blog few times, so it’s time for the mythology now. Mythological subejcts were usually used by the artists to create more or less erotic depictions. The gods of ancient Greeks and Romans were very much human-like, so they had pretty interesting sexual lives,…

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