Agnes Tait

I saw this painting (up here) online that completely mesmerized me : Bacchanalian Scene by Agnes Tait. I had never heard of this artist and decided to do a little research and present her here. Not much is to be found on the internet, as is often the case with women artists, the most information [...]

Orpheus and Eurydice in Art

"'Where does our story take place, and when?' asked Cocteau at the start of Orphée. 'It's the privilege of legends to be ageless. Comme il vous plaira. As you please.” Ann Wroe, Orpheus: The Song of Life (Painting : Edward John Poynter, Orpheus and Eurydice) In the upcoming weeks, I will be studying the myth of Orpheus [...]

Jean-Luc Godard | Pierrot le fou

“To be immortal and then die” Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard has always considered himself as much a critic as a filmmaker -indeed, the two functions are inseparable for him- and in both areas he has made it his mission to shake up established formulas as radically as possible. "We have to fight the audience," he told [...]

Gustav Klimt | Death and life

"Death is close enough at hand so we do not need to be afraid of life." FREDERICH NIETZSCHE Death and life is an oil on canvas painting by Gustav Klimt. It is one of Klimt’s central works and is regarded as one of his greatest allegories, in which he used a bold composition to address [...]

Gustav Klimt | Hope 1

As my studio work brings me to study the works of Gustav Klimt, I decided to talk about one of his paintings Hope 1 (Hoffnung 1), an oil painting created in 1903. Currently located in the National Gallery of Canada, the main subject of this work is a pregnant, nude female. She is holding her hands together above her stomach [...]

Carnaval | Work progression

Work progression of the skirt and some of the shawl. I have not been able lately to pack in all the hours I wished I would in the studio. Nevertheless, my work has progressed a little. I always estimate it will take me less time to paint and once I am in the process, I [...]

Cy Twombly

I purchased this beautiful book showcasing some of Cy Twombly’s work (paintings, photographs, sculptures...). Twombly moves me, in a poetic way. I am very sensible to the chaos he creates on his canvases, to the blurred settings of his photographs, not to mention that his subject of choice is very often the rose, and if [...]

Carnaval | Work progression

I have started the paintings of Carnaval, my third movement. I have been working on the first painting which depicts a faceless woman in a dress from the baroque era. The clothing and fabric is a lot of work, since it is quite an elaborate drapé. Here are some pictures of the progression of the [...]