Going for Baroque at the Norton Simon Museum

Odds are that you’re already familiar with Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum, even if you’re not aware of it. Though you may not recognize it without the big rose emblem that generally adorns the building’s exterior during TV broadcasts of the … Continued

To Caravaggio…and Beyond!

London’s National Gallery is going where no gallery in the United Kingdom has gone before with their newest exhibition. Entitled Beyond Caravaggio, the exhibitin–opening today and running through January 15, 2017), it’s the first in the UK to explore the … Continued

Just 5 Paintings That Are Baroque and Over It

Nobody does drama in art like the Baroque period. Seriously. Whether it’s Bernini, Rembrandt, or van Ruisdael, there’s sure to be drama–be it in the rippling toga of a statue, the face of a figure, or the clouds of a … Continued

Rubens vs. Velázquez: Proflie Picture vs. Tagged Photo

Way back in the 1620s, King Philip IV got some portraits done (as a king will). As king of Spain, Philip needed to be able to project a certain image–the typical absolutist powerful, militarily-strong-but-also-religious, all-around MVP that was typical of … Continued