The Thankless Art of Painting

Utrillo’s life could not have been a more Bohemian one. For many the romantic concept of la vie bohème was living a life in Paris of the late-19th and early-20th century but far less dazzling in its reality. The son of Suzanne Valadon, a former circus performer turned artist model and avant garde artist Utrillo never knew his father. Rumours abound that it could have been anyone from Puvisde Chavannes to Renoir to Boissy...

Utilitarian Intentions

Kinetic art is the expression of the fascination with movement and describes a whole swathe of modern art from Impressionism to the present day. Works of art which move, or give the impression of movement – from mobile, mechanical sculpture to Op art paintings which trick the eye into seeing rotation or vibration ...

Landscape is my Mistress

John Constable by Ramsay Richard Reinagle, 1799. Oil on canvas. The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK Artist: John ConstableBorn: 11 June 1776, Suffolk, EnglandNationality: EnglishMovement: Romanticism, The Sublime in Art, Landscape Painters, British ArtDied: 31 March 1837, London, England Constable, along with JMW Turner, revolutionized landscape painting of the 19th century. His paintings had a … Continue reading Landscape is my Mistress