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Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses (1935)

Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses (1935)

Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate…

Günther Uecker : Hammering Passion

Günther Uecker : Hammering Passion

The artist shapes the material to represent a wider reality in which the spirit dwells. In order to achieve this, is it possible to rely on a small inconspicuous object…

The Beautiful Intersection of Art and Architecture in Renaissance Painting

The Beautiful Intersection of Art and Architecture in Renaissance Painting

Architecture and Painting – Two Interwoven Aesthetic Universes Renaissance theoreticians have given architecture a central place among the visual arts, but is there Renaissance art that has a clear architectural…

‘Song portraits’: What does music by Radiohead, Stevie Wonder & David Bowie look like?

‘Song portraits’: What does music by Radiohead, Stevie Wonder & David Bowie look like?

Synesthesia is a fascinating condition experienced by 2% to 4% of the population, wherein a stimulus of one sense (taste, say) is processed and perceived within the framework of another…

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s…

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

There is a Francis Bacon pope in Tate Liverpool that is barely a squeak from high camp. It shows the pontiff in sumptuous purple robes, raising his dainty little hands…