Art on the High Line. Public sculpture in New York City. Just back from a break away, in New York city. Quite frankly, there’s so much to say about the place, and especially about the amazing art, public art, sculpture, public sculpture, architecture, town planning, heritage conservation, artists, street-scapes, mood, scene and politics, that if… Read More Art on the High Line. Public sculpture in New York City.
Selling off the family Silver. Another failure: another breech of trust. Many enlightened and generous philanthropists have gifted precious property, artworks and other priceless assets to Ireland. Such gifts include works by Manet, Degas and other Impressionists from Sir Hugh Lane; endless beautiful works in the National Gallery of Ireland purchased with funds left by… Read More J’accuse: Rubens & other old masters to be sold off & lost forever.
The castle at Bentheim: an essay of random thoughts on landscape, history and money, modernity and nostalgia in the Dutch Golden Age. Look at this. Don’t by the way try reading this piece on a phone. Wait until you have access to a proper screen. Then look at this. It’s a detail of a work… Read More Landscape, modernity and nostalgia in the Dutch Golden Age.
Look at this. Many of you will already know it. Its full title is either Descent of the Dammed into Hell, more simply The Fall of the Dammed; or even the Fall of the Rebel Angels. Regardless of what you choose to call it, it was painted around by 1620, by Flemish artist Peter Paul… Read More Falling into Hell. Peter Paul Rubens at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich.