have a drink!

I wonder; will the cows really wade out here to drink? And another question for you all: Do cows in all countries, all over the world – drink from bathtubs? Or is this a local Scandinavian phenomenon? Tungenes fyr can you see its raining at sea? a closer look at the lighthouse, now a part…

“To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations”

In LECTURES I WILL NEVER GIVE (Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures) Mary Ruefle writes: Once I wanted to write a lecture on two self-portraits by the German artist Käthe Kollowitz, (…) single self-portraits are not half as interesting as two self-portraits by the same artist painted thirty or forty years apart. When Käthe painted herself…

Bloomsbury Pictures

I am, as some of you know, teaching art history & theory, but I have never focused on British art, and never really considered Virginia Woolf’s relation to her contemporary visual artists. But now its time  – Duncan Grant: Study for Composition (Self-Portrait in a Turban), 1910 I received two books in my mailbox today: Bloomsbury…

Käthe Kollwitz

Have you ever seen such a strong image? This woodcut is a self-portrait made by Käthe Kollwitz in 1923. Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is considered by many to be one of the greatest draughtsmen and printmakers of all time. She is often mentioned in discussions of German Expressionism, but did actually belong to an earlier generation of artists….