Modigliani. Art critics say he was a great painter of female nudes. But why? Read on to understand why. I will take you on a tour around just one of his nudes. Critics say they are all sensual and expressive. But why are they so expressive? What ...―
One of my favorite things to do is to go to a museum. Living in the DMV we have access to so many museum and historical sites. The Smithsonian campus has many amazing museums and galleries. The Freer is one of my favorite. The exhibition are ...―
Ben Street is a freelance art historian, writer and curator based in London. He has lectured for the National Gallery for many years and also lectures for Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Saatchi Gallery and Christie’s Education. Ben ...―
“The Eventuality of Destiny” shows what could be the Three Graces, or just three random goddesses who are trapped on all sides by gray walls and ceiling. The architecture creates a sense of confinement that’s relieved only under ...―
My little sister came to visit me in Boston a couple of weeks ago, so I took her to museums and a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance that she enjoyed more than I did (she’s a pretty talented flautist, so it figures). Carrie’s ...―
Giorgione did a fine Venus in 1510 (believed to be the first prominent work of the reclining nudes kind), but it was painted not because he wanted the viewer to enjoy the controversial personality of the goddess. It was about her body. A nude ...―
Western civilization has always been about perfection. Perfect teeth, perfect body, perfect breasts, perfect hair, perfect relationships. There’s always an ideal within, but a bit out of reach, that, once reached, will make you happy. Mass...―
In the previous post, I asked what tricks did Balthus employ to make this work erotic. Just a single (although brilliant) answer from my loveable reader Akmerf makes me doubt anyone else is actually reading this blog (not just watching). Anyway,...―
Men’s obsession with the upper part of the female body is nothing new. Throughout the ages, painters and sculptors have been servicing men’s needs in that department of animal instincts. Men love staring at tits, sizing tits, comparing...―
The same reason why you could want to visit the Uffizi Gallery might be the same reason why it could turn out to be a true test of your patience: its popularity. Like any world-famous art museum, it’s going to have to contend with the...―
Several weeks ago I was privileged to get a sneak-peek tour of Valletta's new open air theatre and parliament, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano (see The Shard, The New York Times Building, The Nemo Science Centre, etc.). Today I am ...―
I love having raw quick things in the fridge for snacks. Want something sweet? It’s ...
The time is upon us to be tan and fit. I love this time of year. The best way to get ...
Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that ...