A Wing of Christiansborg Palace by Vilhelm Hammershøi

A Wing of Christiansborg Palace by Vilhelm Hammershøi A Wing of Christiansborg Palace1907SymbolismOil on canvasNational Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark Hammershøi is best-known for his interiors, however, he also explored building exteriors, especially towards the end of his life. ‘A Wing of Christianborg’ is a study of the baroque structure that was built as a … Continue reading A Wing of Christiansborg Palace by Vilhelm Hammershøi

Evolution, No. 12 by Hilma Af Klint

Evolution, No. 12 by Hilma Af Klint Evolution, No. 121908SymbolismOil on canvasHilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden Also known as the ‘Seven-Pointed Star’ series, the Evolution series reflects the Christian tradition that the seven-pointed star is a symbol of protection. The points of the star are a reference to the perfection of god and the … Continue reading Evolution, No. 12 by Hilma Af Klint

White Doors by Vilhelm Hammershøi

White Doors by Vilhelm Hammershøi White Doors1905SymbolismOil on canvasThe David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark At a glance ‘White Doors’ appears to have no subject matter, however, this non-existent theme contradicts its daring and complex narrative. Hammershøi’s sense of composition positions the viewer in the back-left corner of an empty room permitting glimpses into the rooms that … Continue reading White Doors by Vilhelm Hammershøi

I Am My Own Muse

Artist: Frida Kahlo Born: 6 July 1907, Mexico City, Mexico Nationality: Mexican Movement: Naïve art, Modern art, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Symbolism, Naturalism, Primitivism, Social realism, Cubism Died: 13 July 1954, Mexico City, Mexico...

All Art is Erotic

Artist: Gustav Klimt Born: 14 July 1862, Baumgarten, Austro-Hungarian Empire Nationality: Austrian Movement: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Died: 6 February 1918, Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire Gustav Klimt is remembered as one of the greatest decorative painters of the 20th century, while also producing the century’s most significant body of erotic art. Initially he found success in his … Continue reading All Art is Erotic

Symbolism

Symbolism Started: 1880 Ended: 1910 Symbolism was both an artistic and literary movement that suggested ideas through symbol and emphasized the meaning behind lines, forms, shapes and colour.