Johannes Vermeer: The Milkmaid (c. 1657-8)

“Bach based his chorale Christum wir sollen loben schon – part of his cantata of the same name, BWV 121 – on a hymn by Martin Luther from 1524. This was in turn based on the Latin hymn A solis ortus cardine, by Caelius Sedulius from ca 450. For this recording soprano Viola Blache made…

Optimism: Happy New Year 2023!

“The paintings of Chu Teh-Chun dated between 2004 and 2006 present images that convey more to the viewer than the artist’s personal preferences or the pursuit of a more dynamic style. Rather, Chu examines each work in the hopes of further developing their uniqueness individually. Through the utmost strikingly abstract landscapes, the viewer is able…

Zhang Daqian: “Palace Crimson” Peony (1952)

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Kongero Swedish Folk’appella

“As the artist noted, this large watercolour was inspired by a sketch made on a journey to the Swiss Alps in 1903, and in particular a visit to the upper Rhône valley in the canton of Valais. At the headwaters of the great river, Forsberg was struck by the majestic form of the Rhône Glacier….

Jean-Étienne Liotard: Portrait of a Young Woman (c.1760)

“For its beauty, vivacity, freshness and lightness of palette,” Liotard wrote, “pastel painting is more beautiful than any other kind of painting.” Liotard is known for pressing pastel quite forcefully onto the paper to create extra brilliance in order to exaggerate these qualities. This peculiar technique and desire for luminosity is what set him apart…

Franz Marc: The Foxes (1913)

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The Curse of the Lady of Shalott

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Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Latin text: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui. Alleluia. Translation: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Alleluia. Click for Detailed Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Learn More Merry…

Donna Stewart: The Wexford Carol

Good people all, this Christmas time, Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending his beloved son With Mary holy we should pray, To God with love this Christmas Day In Bethlehem upon that morn, There was a blessed Messiah born. The night before that happy tide,…

A Christmas Message

“The Small One” A beautiful vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923) Merry Christmas Eve! ~Sunnyside

Odilon Redon: La Voile grise (1900-05)

“When, in 1893, Redon began to use colour, the nightmarish and macabre visions that had previously predominated in the drawings he called his Noirs gave way to a brighter vision of the world.La Voile grise is thus emblematic of Redon’s lyrical seascapes in which he depicted small stranded boats, a theme he would later return…

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Mirlitons

“Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production. Loosely based on the…

John William Waterhouse: Juliet

“Here we see a lovely girl wearing a richly-coloured gown that closely resembles Mariana’s in its cut. Endowed with unusually curly hair (for Waterhouse), Juliet grasps her luxurious blue necklace nervously. She is presented in the full profile perfected by Italian Renaissance artists; for most of the 15th Century, privileged maidens ready to be married…

George Balanchine’s Waltz of the Snowflakes

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Marianne Stokes: Angels Entertaining the Holy Child

“A converted sail loft in St Ives provided the backdrop to a series of religious pictures that the Austrian-born painter Marianne Stokes completed during her residence in the town between 1887 and 1899. Her husband Adrian was a pivotal member of the early St Ives colony… The Cornish Telegraph was able to review it before…

Claude Monet: Poires et raisin (1880)

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Hauser & Villegas: ‘Spanish Romance’

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Crusell’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 5: I. Allegro

“Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, was completed as O’Keeffe was transitioning from teaching in Texas to her career-launching life in New York. In 1915, O’Keeffe was introduced into the New York art scene when a friend shared a series of her highly abstract drawings with Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz exhibited ten of her drawings in…

Leaving Home: Ford Madox Brown’s The Last of England (1855)

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Hauser: Casta Diva

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Sam Robson and Friends: O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny From depths of Hell Thy people save And…

Dame Laura Knight: Sunday afternoon in Hyde Park

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