Franz Marc: The Foxes (1913)

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Franz Marc: Blue Horse I (1911)

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Kandinsky and Music

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Franz Marc: The Dreaming Horses (1913)

Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc (8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916)[1] was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. wikiwand Click For…

Wassily Kandinsky: Improvisation on Mahogany (1910)

“Kandinsky’s first major breakthrough was his discovery that color, when disassociated from representational concerns, could become the principal subject of a painting. Taking his cue from musical composition, Kandinsky determined that every color corresponded with a particular emotion or “sound.” “Color becomes increasingly crucial. [… They] transport the subject to the sphere of dream and legend….

Paul Klee: The Lamb (1920)

“The lamb is walking through the colourful stripy cosmos as if it were a lost child. The cross above its head evokes God’s Lamb, which traditionally symbolises Christ’s sacrificial death. However, the religious content in Klee’s work is controversial as the painter did not express a particular religious standpoint. The comparison of the artist and…

Louise Farrenc: Music For Violin and Piano

This new recording contains the two violin sonatas and the Variations Concertantes sur une Mélodie Suisse, of which Robert Schumann wrote: ‘So sure in outline, so logical in development … that one must fall under their charm, especially since a subtle aroma of romanticism hovers over them.’ Brilliant Classics Track List Variations concertantes sur une…

Lesser Ury: Grunewaldsee, Berlin (1893)

Lesser Ury was a German Impressionist painter, based in Berlin…His works reveal the artist’s fascination with the ever changing quality of light and its many effects. Accordingly, Ury is well known for his depictions of… the beautiful Brandenburg countryside often set in spectacular lighting conditions. Sotheby’s Grunewaldsee, Berlin was painted in 1893 at a time…

‘La Mantovana’ by Giuseppino del Biado

Translation Flee, flee, flee from this sky, harsh and unyielding, relentless cold. You, who shackle all in prison neither bending nor breaking to tears. You, the year’s cruel, frozen tyrant, flee, flee, flee to wherever winter has its eternal throne over the frost. Come, come white, come vermilion, you are the marvel of the world….

Art and Theology: “At Christmas” by Frank O’Malley

Let the Christbrand burst!Let the Christbrand blazon!Dartle whitely under the hearth-fire,Unwind the wind, turn the thunderer,And never, never thinning,Forfend fear.Flare up smartly, fix, flex, bless, inspire,Instar the time, sear the sorcerer,And never, never sparing,Save all year.Let the Christbrand burst!Let the Christbrand blazon! This poem appears in Scholastic 115, no. 10 (March 1, 1974), a publication…

Albrecht Dürer: Saint Eustace (c.1501)

“According to the legend, a Roman soldier called Placidas saw a vision of the crucified Christ appear between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. Upon hearing God’s voice spoken by the animal, ‘O Placidas, why pursuest thou me?’” Even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen a reproduction of one…

Albrecht Dürer: Tuft of Cowslips or Primula (1526)

Best viewed At Sunnyside   Who Is Albrecht Durer? Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation across Europe for high-quality woodcut prints while still in his twenties. Durer communicated with the major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael,…

Johann Heinrich Vogeler: Reverie

“People who believe they are ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the universe.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry      

Caspar David Friedrich: Sunburst in the Riesengebirge

  ‘…thus it is a great merit, maybe the greatest thing the artist is capable of, when he touches the spirit and arouses thoughts, feelings and emotions in the beholder, even if these are not his own.’ Caspar David Friedrich Once Lost Dated from 1820 to the 1830’s, Sunburst in the Riesengebirge by Caspar David…

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Mountain Landscape from Clavadel (1925–26)

Switzerland: Kirchner’s Later Years William Cook in The Spectator comments, “Here in rural Graubünden, he couldn’t help but lead a healthier life. This dramatic change of scene was reflected in his art. His emotive use of colour was as revolutionary as ever, but painting landscapes instead of cityscapes meant that the effect was entirely different….

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Gut Staberhof III (1913)

The Truth, … and Nothing But the Truth I’ll be honest. Many of Ernst Kirchner’s works are….. not my favorites. (There. I said it.) This painting, however, caught my eye immediately because of the colors. A pink street? What is that all about? I looked more closely. The trees are full of texture and movement,…

Smoke and Mirrors – Existential Poetry

Smoke and Mirrors And you, with all your glorious flowering self-deception – your words are glowing embers and your tongue stokes the fire that engulfs me like paper but I think it fills the void inside of you. How does it feel to sleep with the lies you’ve fashioned from the flames? Some may wonder…