Baroque · painting · Uncategorized · vanitas

‘Vanitantum et omina vanitas’

‘Vanities of vanities, all is vanity’ Ecclesiastes 1: 2-3 This text was to form the foundation of a new genre of art known as vanitas still-life paintings with a moral context a reminder of humanity’s morality. This genre of painting reached its zenith in the baroque period particularly in the low countries with their strong… Continue reading ‘Vanitantum et omina vanitas’

Art · draughtsmanship · drawing · painting · Portraits · Sculpture · Uncategorized

Space the final frontier

  In the current retrospective at Tate Modern of the painter-sculptor  Alberto Giacometti it is space that is the overarching  theme that drives and shapes the development of his work. Space is at once his muse and nemesis.(This was from a man who was a known acrophobic.)  We learn from the excellent video that he… Continue reading Space the final frontier