How come blue is the color of melancholy?

 Today my study of Bluets has led me home – Edvard Munch, Melankoli (Melancholy), oil on canvas, 1892 © National Gallery, Oslo As with many of Edvard Munch‘s works, “Melancholy” appears in several different versions and techniques. (His repeated use of the same concepts has made it difficult to identify some works due to the lack of…

art on art

Maggie Nelson wrote Bluets under the influence of – amongst others – Joan Mitchell. Bluets is a good example on how art inspires more art, and on interconnectedness (which again verge at the literary term intertextuality) within a larger field of art, transgressing both genre and time. The work below is an explicit re-staging of…

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….