Portrait Colors by Angelica Kauffman, 1780

Portrait Colors by Angelica Kauffman 1780

Click here for the podcast version of this post. The Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman created her self portrait Colors as part of a series for the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Kauffman was one of two women who founded the Academy. Her four part series on crucial elements of painting still graces that art …

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In the Chapel by Alice Bailly

In The Chapel Alice Bailly

What’s the meaning of In the Chapel by Alice Bailly?

– Wimples with wings
– Nuns, Angels, Mary, Jesus… and a golden brushstroke
– Christianity’s mystery of faith

Death and Fire by Paul Klee

Death-and-Fire-1940 - Paul Klee

War and death ruled Paul Klee’s life when he painted Death and Fire. Torn asunder by World War II and a seering case of scleroderma – Klee suffered while painting this. His pain shows.