This is was happens when you give an artist a simple task to do
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Friday, 8 August 2014
It didn't last long, but for a few seconds the sky caught fire. There's not a pixel of photoshop in this photo, but any painter who dared using this colour would be labeled as expressionist instead of realist.
Monday, 23 June 2014
Sala dell'Albergo restoration in Venice, Accademia Galleries
via Slow Venice
Saturday, 21 June 2014
What word in English and some other languages derives from an old Iranian word?
and the answer is....
(as is in French paradis, Spanish paraíso, German Paradies, Italian paradiso, Finish paratiisi, Dutch paradijs, Hungarian paradicsom, Greek παράδεισος...)
Monday, 9 June 2014
Today I love this painting by Remedios Varo: Papilla Estelar, 1958
As regards important exhibitions, it is all about El Greco in Spain this year. Last year it was all about Surrealism (according to some, in order to mirror "l'esprit du temps").
If you'd like to check a list with all the works that were featured at the exhibition "Surrealism and the dream" at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, you can find them all on this microsite, just click here.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
A well-loved museum in Madrid, and according to some reports, the best loved one.
All you need are roses, I wish.
(Some of these photos are from last year's temporary exhibition "Gardens of light").