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    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    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…

    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…

    Philosopher Portraits: Famous Philosophers Painted in the Style of Influential Artists

    Philosopher Portraits: Famous Philosophers Painted in the Style of Influential Artists

    Ludwig Wittgenstein/Piet Mondrian: What do the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian have in common? For philosopher and artist Renée Jorgensen Bolinger, the two have similar…