Delacroix

“What I found so fine about Delacroix is precisely that he reveals the liveliness of things, and the expression and the movement, that he is utterly beyond the paint” – Vincent van Gogh, 1885 ______________________________________________ I was back at the Met this past weekend to catch up with one of the most famous, talented, renown,…

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

To me and many other lovers of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is already considered our heaven on earth … or at least, a piece of heaven within Manhattan. On my latest trip to the museum, I realized heaven had come to us by way of museum’s newest exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Put…

Visitors to Versailles: 1682-1789

For those of us who have visited the famed Château de Versailles in Versailles, France, we  fondly remember the feeling of awe and unapologetic pomposity of the gilded creation that Louis XIV, made his home and the seat of French court in the 17th century. With its famed former residents, masterful works of art, French…

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

There is a reason that Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is referred to as il divino, or “the divine one”. Because of the beauty and perfection of his works, it was thought that his artistic hands were an extension of the hands of God! Throughout his long life, and nearly half a millennium later, Michelangelo’s works have…

Charles I: King and Collector

I was lucky enough to have seen the Royal Academy of Art’s landmark exhibition of Charles I: King and Collector when I was in London this past January. (Okay now it’s time for a little back story). When I was living in London two years ago studying for my masters, I read an article online about how…