National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Happy New Year!  2022 was an extraordinary year for artistic endeavours and discoveries.   July 2022, Vincent Van Gogh’s Hidden Self Portrait caused a media sensation. I can only imagine the shock and excitement at the National Galleries Scotland with the discovery of a hidden Vincent Van Gogh self portrait behind the painting of HeadContinue reading “National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait”

George Henry Boughton “The Lady of the Snows”

Merry Christmas! The Lady of the Snows by George Henry Boughton brings out the best of winter with the vibrant reds again the winter landscape. He has created a fashion statement perfect for an outing on Christmas Day. The background story is even more interesting. George Henry Boughton was born in 1833, in Norwich, England,Continue reading “George Henry Boughton “The Lady of the Snows””

GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery– Gold in Paintings

To mark the month of December, ChasingART traveled virtually to The National Gallery to view Stories of Gold. This marvelous collection of videos came out in 2017 to celebrate this special time of year. The final video in the Gold at Christmas series explores the use of gold the 14th and 15th centuries. During theContinue reading “GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery– Gold in Paintings”

GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery – Framing Gold

To mark the month of December, ChasingART traveled virtually to The National Gallery to view Stories of Gold. This marvelous collection of videos came out in 2017 to celebrate this special time of year. The third video answers the question:  How frames add beauty to an artwork? Gilding a frame is an art form. ItContinue reading “GOLD: Christmas At The National Gallery – Framing Gold”

GOLD: Christmas at the National Gallery – Dressed in Gold

To mark the month of December, ChasingART traveled virtually to The National Gallery to view Stories of Gold. This marvelous collection of videos came out in 2017 to celebrate this special time of year. The second video answers the question:  How do artists embrace gold in fashion? Gold has been used in art for centuries.Continue reading “GOLD: Christmas at the National Gallery – Dressed in Gold”

GOLD: Christmas at the National Gallery – Stories of Gold

Winter has arrived in Vancouver, with the announcement of a snowfall warning that promises more will come.  Christmas lights have appeared in neighbouring buildings, their brightness muted by the white flurries.  Even so, they remind me that we have entered the festive season of December, a month that brings us many celebrations. Please join meContinue reading “GOLD: Christmas at the National Gallery – Stories of Gold”