Category Painting


The Very Same Sistine Madonna

The two pudgy angels — at the end of December, we see them everywhere: on calendars and organizers, on wrapping paper and greeting cards. These bonny infants are so serious! They don’t look like children enjoying the Christmas bustle… Let’s…

a work by Degas

Was Edgar Degas a Misogynist or not?

There are several stages in understanding Degas’ oeuvre. At first, you think he was a connoisseur of delicate beauty (otherwise why did he constantly paint ballerinas?)  Then you find different reproductions of his pictures, scrutinize them, and wonder: his ballerinas…