Vermeer of Delft – How to Appreciate the Real Paintings in Museums All Over the World
Standing in front of a real Vermeer painting… what do you recognize, what do you see and what do you appreciate? Do you actually know the multitude of artistic choices he put in it to elevate the painting to a work of great art? If you do, viewing the painting can be a thrill of a lifetime. If you do not quite “get it” you may learn how to see and appreciate by having an art specialist next to you.Rembrandt, Prince of Painters, Prince of Etchers – Face to Face With the Real Thing in Museums
Standing face to face with an actual painting by Rembrandt or an actual etching by Rembrandt may become a thrilling event. The paint surface: is it shiny and translucent like a lacquer box or is it as rough like mortar? How fine or bold are the etching and engraving lines? Learn how to see and to read.An Afternoon With James Picard
An afternoon interview with a very prolific and interesting Canadian artist. An artist who paints 16 hours a day, every day, who paints to free his passion to the public.Modern British Paintings
Modern British painting started after painters recognised the potential for artistic freedom in modernism. Realizing the possibilities in art that artists such as Cezanne and other modernist masters made apparent, British modern artists looked to a home-grown form of expressive, modern and direct way of painting.Sex, Gold and the Nazis – A Life in the Day of Gustav Klimt
A successful symbolist painter and undoubted sex addict, Gustav Klimt was a controversial figure in his lifetime. He was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria in 1862. His father was a gold engraver who was unsuccessful in business, and Klimt, one of seven children, spent his early years in poverty. Find out about the life, the loves and the scandals.