Two forms becoming one is Hermaphrodite. With roots in ancient Greek mythology, the tale of Hermaphrodite relates to modern discussions of gender identity and, through sculptural depictions, this figure becomes a beautiful ambiguity everyone can experience.
Art History 101, Greek, Greek Mythology, Louvre, NYC, The Met, Uffizi
Ancient Greece, aphrodite, art history, Bronzino, Egyptian Deities, Greek Mythology, hapi, hermaphrodite, hermes, Hindu, loki, Louvre, Louvre Collection, metamorphoses, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Norse, Paris Museums, Rome, salmacis, shiva, THATMuse, The Met, Uffizi
Rembrandt is the equivalent of a modern-day selfie connoisseur! As a great 17th century self-portrait artist, Rembrandt’s many artistic ‘selfies’ explore his identity throughout his lifetime. Let’s look behind the camera (or painting for that matter) to find out just why Rembrandt earned the prestigious title of a Selfie King and, while we’re… Read More
Art History 101, Louvre, National Gallery, NYC, The Met
17th century, art history, draughtsman, Dutch painting, etcher, London Museums, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery, Paris Museums, realism, Rembrandt, self portrait, Selfie, The Met, The Selfie King
To close off our new Islamic wings visits, we’re hopping across the pond from London’s Victoria and Albert Islamic Wing to NY. In 2011 The Met opened 19,000 sq feet (1770 m) of space devoted to Islamic art (the… Read More
Yesterday’s Christmas Countdown reviewed the symbolic elements that usually appear in The Annunciation, accompanied by some really 2nd-rate versions of the common subject found at the Louvre. As promised, today we’re getting the good stuff. In general my… Read More