Blog Posts Tagged ‘art’

Allegory of the Night

6 November 2013

  ALLEGORY OF THE NIGHT,   Oil on wooden panel. by Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaio (Florence, 1503 – Florence, 1577) It is assumed that he painted this between 1553 and 1555.   The museum at the Jardin du Luxembourg is holding an exhibition of Renaissance art on the subject of sleep, dreams, reveries and nightmares.  Read more…

Rapp in the Studio

By: Katharina Rapp, 20 September 2013

What do you see when you look at the above painting?  A portrait of a woman sitting on a horse?  That’s correct, of course, but it’s only the quick answer. The slow answer, like slow food, is much more complex—because thrown into the mix are cultural references, symbols, and philosophical views on life. As the Read more…