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

New York Night – Georgia O’Keeffe

New-York-Night - Georgia O'Keeffe

What makes New York Night by Georgia O’Keeffe such a special painting?

– Glimmering window panes
– The machine age and Precisionism
– An avant-garde squad

Marilyn (Vanitas) by Audrey Flack

Marilyn (Vanitas) by Audrey Flack

How did the 1977 painting Marilyn (Vanitas) help pioneer Superrealism/Photorealism?

– Time, death, and masks
– Candle in the Wind 1973 & 1977
– A real woman lost long ago