Art

About Lady Godiva and her nakedness

Lady Godiva is an 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The portrayal of Lady Godiva and her well-known ride through Coventry, England, is held in Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.…

Art

Three of my favourite women in paintings

The First: Isolde

Even though she’s always mentioned along with her beloved Tristan, she was a woman in her own right. In medieval Arthurian legend Isolde was an Irish princess betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. After accidentally drinking a love potion, she became the lover of his knight Tristan, which led to their tragic deaths.…

Art

On The Saco * Albert Bierstadt

On the Saco
Albert Biers8e137bb2-d8c3-475e-87e1-a6177b00aa4d.jpg!Portraittadt (07 January 1830; Solingen, Germany)

Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his large landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion.