“Bergell Mountains” and Mignarda’s “Bist du bei mir”

Bist du bei mir (Are You With Me?) Formerly attributed to J. S. Bach, the popular air is now firmly attributed to Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, from his opera Diomedes, oder die triumphierende Unschuld, which is known to have been performed in Bayreuth on November 16, 1718. Recorded live at Immaculate Conception Church, Cleveland, OH by…

Joaquim Mir: SÓLLER, MALLORCA (c.1901)

  Drawn to the Tramontana mountains’ most inaccessible and least frequented landscapes, Mir explored the drama of the peaks and canyons between Puerto de Sóller and Pollença. The ensuing canvases that he completed of this isolated region reflect an expressive abandon that abstracts the beauty of the landscape, capturing the wild terrain through an explosive range of…

László Mednyánszky: Iron Gate on the Danube (1890-95)

Video Baron László Mednyánszky (1852 – 1919) Hungarian artist Baron László Mednyánszky or Ladislaus Josephus Balthasar Eustachius Mednyánszky, a Hungarian painter-philosopher, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of Hungarian art. Despite an aristocratic background, he spent most of his life moving around Europe working as an artist. Wikipedia Born: April 23,…

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….