Katie Miller on ‘Young Girl with a Dead Bird’

Katie Miller on ‘Young Girl with a Dead Bird’

Young Girl with a Dead Bird, Anonymous, South Netherlandish School, Oil on panel, 36.7 x 29.8 cm (14.4 x 11.7 inches), Circa 1500-1525 I first came across her in a book I checked out from the library, probably around 2005. I was an undergraduate painting student and...
Julie Heffernan on El Greco

Julie Heffernan on El Greco

El Greco, Portrait of Hortensio Felix Paravicino, c. 1609, Oil on Canvas, 44 1/8 x 33 7/8 inches El Greco’s painting of 17th century Trinitarian preacher and poet Hortensio Felix Paravicino portrays a man of extreme sensitivity, its directness and compositional...
Altoon Sultan on Piero di Cosimo

Altoon Sultan on Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo, A Satyr Mourning over a Nymph,ca. 1495, Oil on poplar, 65.4 x 184.2 cm As much as I love looking at art, it is a rare experience for me to come undone in front of a painting. On a recent art viewing trip to London I walked through the National Gallery...
Barry Nemett: Beholding Bonnard on a Vaulted Altar

Barry Nemett: Beholding Bonnard on a Vaulted Altar

Altar of Santa Croce Basilica, Florence, Italy The walk tasted great. It wasn’t a dazzling aesthetic or spiritual revelation. It didn’t teach me anything about color, inspiration, or the merging of another world with our own. But that’s what it led to in...