An inhuman, horrifying expression. A dark palette reeking of bleakness, save the pale skin of the victim’s body. There’s little doubt that Francisco Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son is a masterpiece of the Grotesque – but what makes this painting so effective? In Roman myth, there is a prophecy that one of the sons of … Read more The Horror of Saturn Devouring His Son
Ah yes – the Kunstlied. One of the most popular genres in classical music. Often associated with the Romantic period, their lyrical, contemplative nature is ideal to brood over the beginning of Autumn. Here are my top 10. A Kunstlied (German for ‘Artistic song’) is a poem set to classical music. Unlike the traditional Lied … Read more Top 10 Kunstlieder
With the still strong notion of being new and surprising at all costs, many a contemporary artist may find it uncomfortable tackling the problem of how to handle tradition. Throw it out of the window? Embrace it? In this post we’ll consider several aspects. Turner Prize 2018 In 2018, I had the pleasure of being … Read more The Artist and the Importance of Tradition
In a world with an overabundance of art, it can often be difficult to find a starting point to look for something special. What do you seek if you’re an emerging artist looking for inspiration? Who should you start to read or listen to if you wish to educate yourself in the world of art? … Read more What Types Of Creative Artists Are There?
When enjoying a work of art, is it ever possible to pursue an objective evaluation, without any influence of one’s personality at all? And if so, to what extent? How do we judge what merit, if any, a work of art has? If you’ve ever discussed a work of art with your friends or family, … Read more The Truth Unfolds: Objective Evaluation of Art