by María Magdalena Ziegler Perhaps there is no better source of political propaganda in the 20th century than the Bolshevik Revolution. The world was captivated by the epic of “a handful of workers” who had taken out of the way … Continue reading
by María Magdalena Ziegler “He who possesses science and art also has religion; but he who possesses neither of the two, let him have religion.” Sigmund Freud (Civilization and its discontents, 1939) uses that well-known saying from Goethe to lead … Continue reading
by María Magdalena Ziegler With his masterpiece The Death of General Wolfe, painted in 1770, Benjamin West (1738-1820) disrupted the tradition and caused a great sensation in the Royal Academy. But not all appreciations were possitive. James Wolfe (1727-1759) was … Continue reading
Of all British artists, J.M.W. Turner has always mesmerized me. His superb sense of color and his incredible vision of nature has thrown every other artist miles away from perfection. That a movie embraces him is such a joy. Watch the trailer of this magnificent film, directed and written by Mike Leigh, and Timothy Spall as Turner.
Also watch Mike Leigh talking about his vision of Turner in this short from the Tate Gallery:
Finally, watch Simon Schama in the series The Power of Art. Best way to get to know Mr. Turner before the movie hits the big screen.
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