Metamorphosis in Willem de Kooning’s Angels

Metamorphosis and movement are imbedded in this strange painting by Willem de Kooning. What are these things in the painting?  They move with agility like sharks swimming through the gold background. Uncomfortably constructed from human parts they seem to stretch, … Read More

Arshile Gorky’s road to Abstract Expressionism

Arshile Gorky’s journey to Abstract Expressionism was both brave and terrible, his work is a genuine attempt to express ideas with deep underlying emotions. He was grappling with new and diverse notions at a time of seismic changes in the … Read More

Bot the Difference

  Here are two almost identical details of Isack van Ostade’s “A Village Fair” 1643 Can you spot any significant differences between them? Look carefully at the dog at the bottom of the painting. What’s he so interested in? The … Read More

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