Tag: Art History

Journalist

Edward Hopper Soir Bleu

Why Did Edward Hopper Paint This Clown?

After Jan Matejko’s Stanczyk, here’s another sad clown, this time painted by Edward Hopper. In this video, we’re looking at his 1914 Soir Bleu. A perculiar talent; the ability to paint ‘silence’. Although background noises would prob surround the events in Hopper’s works, they fade into insignifance and silence ‘muffles’ them. For e.g. the painting…
Read more

Pablo Picasso Blue Period

Picasso’s Blue Period

Pablo Picasso’s most famous period, his Blue Period, was both cathartic and life changing. It will give the young artist the emotional and artistic tools to eventually pioneer cubism and, eventually, revolutionize modern art. This video will showcase both The Old Guitarist and La Vie, two crucial paintings of the Blue Period, one for its…
Read more

Man Ray Photography Life Lessons

Photograph at auction estimated sale between 5 – 7 million dollars

U.S. Artist ManRay teaches Life Lessons antonfoek.com Amsterdam, Feb. 24 2022– Timing is everything in life, as my mother once told me when I was still a very small child. And she said, Happiness and Satisfaction are the keys.  And I also remember not even 12 years old, I wanted to become a photographer.  One Christmas…
Read more

Gustav Klimt der Kuss

Gustav Klimt: Life of an Artist

Gustav Klimt biography: This video covers the life of famous artist Gustav Klimt from his beginnings in Baumgarten in Austria to his worldwide success. He was prodigiously talented even from a young age, as was his brother Ernst, who he would set up an artist’s company with. Gustav Klimt was the first president of the…
Read more

Pablo Picasso Seated Women 1927

Picasso Love, Sex and Art

BBC Documentary 2015 Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he…
Read more

Fernande Olivier foto

Pablo Picasso’s Creative lifeblood: The Change

Inspired by his muse Fernande Olivier Part I by Alaister Sooke and Anton Foek Amsterdam, August 18th 2021– It is likely that Picasso first started looking seriously at Romanesque art four years prior to his trip to Gosol, when a major exhibition of Romanesque and Gothic art opened in Barcelona, coinciding with a resurgence in Catalan nationalism. …
Read more

Pablo Picasso Portrait Fernande Olivier

Pablo Picasso: The Change

His Muse and Mistress Part II by Alaister Sooke Anton Foek Amsterdam, August 18th 2021–A very short trip to an ancient village probably was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked.  One day in June 1906, Pablo Picasso arrived in the ancient Catalan village of Gosol, high in the…
Read more

Henri Matisse Chapel Vence

Henri Matisse: The teacher

The Chapel in Vence AF Amsterdam, August 14, 2021–Don’t beat around the bush and we’re certainly not going to lie to each other, but when we visit the Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, near Nice on the Riviera in  Southern France, it’s not necessarily out of love for sacred art.  It is rather and…
Read more

British art history

Grand mural projects by Jeremy Musson Amsterdam, 23 July 2021–In her book, Lydia Hamlett unpacks the literary, cultural and political significance of “the animated wall” Mural paintings are some of the most ambitious works of art commissioned by British patrons during the 17th and early 18th centuries. From Rubens’ work at Banqueting House, Whitehall, to…
Read more