Tag Archives: British Art

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781, oil on canvas, 40” x 49 ⅞”, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Henry Fuseli: Spooky Dreams

The Romantic art movement in European art endured approximately sixty years, from the late eighteenth century until the middle of the nineteenth century.  Romantic artists attempted to elicit strong emotions from a viewer by presenting dramatic, exotic and sometimes frightening … Continue reading

Richard Hamilton, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, 1956, collage on paper, 10¼” x 9¾”, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Sammlung Zundel, Germany. Photo by Ian Burt under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

RIP Richard Hamilton

The British Pop artist Richard Hamilton passed away earlier this week. Some people think that Pop Art strictly was an American art movement, but it actually started in England with Richard Hamilton and his artist friends.  At the end of … Continue reading

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Grand Odalisque, 1814, oil on canvas, 37 ⅞” x 63”, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Take Five: Art to Make Your Eyes Dilate

It appears that deep down, we humans are a sentimental lot. The Daily Mail Online published news of a study by Professor Semir Zeki, chair in neuroaesthetics at University College London, that indicates that looking at paintings by John Constable, … Continue reading