Recent posts on Art History

Science of Color

Minoan Fresco
Science reveals some of traditional color theories as wrong. Here's a look at some newer approaches - and some discoveries when looking back to ancient times.
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More Blindness to the Obvious

In one of my latest posts I tried to make a list of things no artist painted before we had help of optical devices, based on David Hockney’s findings. I want to extend the list – and find explanations of what is going on. When I was at the current exhibition of Txell’s awesomely funny … Continue reading More Blindness to the Obvious

Scott Burdick About the Art Establishment and Beauty

These are some very interesting arguments by Scott Burdick about beauty in art (thanks to Sjan for pointing it out). Himself being a figurative painter, he criticizes the modern art establishment for completely excluding this style from museums or the collectors market. These four videos are not only thought provoking, but also filled with jawdroppingly … Continue reading Scott Burdick About the Art Establishment and Beauty