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…

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….

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