Double Portrait of Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, 1964
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the 20th century, or just a fascinating crazy mess?
Margaret Thatcher described him as “that man who […]
Could This Be Love, […]
Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1989
Vincent van Gogh, (1853-1890)
Myth: Van Gogh was a manic, possibly slightly deranged man who just spontaneously threw paint at the canvas.
Truth: He was a very experienced […]
The Kiss of Betrayal
This magnificent fresco portraying the betrayal of Jesus, was painted by Giotto over 700 years ago in the […]
Hottest new museum to hit USA is the Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles! The architecture alone is worth the trip…a honeycombed boxy building tilted on its side filled with natural light.
Andy Warhol painted icons. He painted Marilyn Monroe only after she took her own life. These images deliver a big punch. Mortality stares us in the face…Marilyn’s mortality and our own.
Andy Warhol painted history […]
If you happen to be in Venice between June and November this year, you will find yourself in the midst of the most important art show in the world, the Venice Biennale. The Olympics of art.
Art from 88 countries fills the museums, the palazzos, the canal-fronted warehouses, […]
Evening Landscape North Frisia, date unknown
Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany
Emil Nolde (1867-1956)
Although he joined the Nazi party in the early ’30s, Emil Nolde’s paintings were confiscated from the museums and his work was slandered as Degenerate Art.