Anticipating the Scandal

:: in October 17, 2014 :: in Blog :: 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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Frenzy for everybody

:: in August 27, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of the most famous masterpieces in the Gallery of 19th century Polish Art (National Museum, Cracow), is “Frenzy of Exultations” by Władysław Podkowiński. It is a painting that still amazes the viewers, although it is over a 100 years old and in spite of the fact that in 21st…

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Depressed muse

:: in May 21, 2014 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

“Ophelia” is one of the most famous 19th-century English paintings. It was created in 1851-52 by John Everett Millais, and is now kept in the Tate Gallery in London. It depicts Ophelia, a character from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, singing before she drowns in a river in Denmark. In 1848 John Everett Millais, William Holman…

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A true fairy-tale

:: in January 16, 2014 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

The painting “King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid” by Edward Burne-Jones, was finished in 1884, exhibited in 1884 in the Grosvenor Gallery and bought by Tate Gallery in London in 1900. Edward Burne-Jones is associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which was created in 1848 by three students…

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