On Beauty

As some of you already know, last week I tried to get my art students interested in art history by showing them two works: Jan Davidsz de Heem, Vase of Flowers, (1660) Heikki Marila: Kukat XIX, (2009) Comparing these two paintings worked really well as an opening into the field of art history. The students had … More On Beauty

A discovery

I just made a strange discovery. Two days ago I wrote, in my post called Preparations, about Heikki Marila winning the Carnegie Art Award. Today I discovered what I suspect to be the foundation for Heikki Marila’s Kukat XIX, (2009). Just have a look at this: Jan Davidsz de Heem, Vase of Flowers, c. 1660. And then Marila … More A discovery