Christmas in Art: The Enigma of Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity

Many Medieval artworks depict Christian themes since art focused almost exclusively on religious subjects before the arrival of the Renaissance. In the early stages of the Renaissance, humanists, scholars, writers, artists, and thinkers were exposed to many new ideas and started questioning, challenging, and investigating well-established narratives in their work. One of the most enigmatic … Continue reading Christmas in Art: The Enigma of Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity

John Singer Sargent – an Artist, a Socialite, and … an Entrepreneur?

The second episode of my vlog series Revisiting Favorite Artists examines the main ingredients that made John Singer Sargent a successful artist. As a commercially savvy, market aware painter and socialite, his entrepreneurial skills and ability to adapt remind me of Rembrandt, and make him a natural choice that builds on my first episode in … Continue reading John Singer Sargent – an Artist, a Socialite, and … an Entrepreneur?