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”

#FridayPainting: “Surprised” by Henri J.F. Rousseau

“When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself, Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!” Henri J.F. Rousseau “Rousseau was a self-taught amateur artist who took up painting as a hobby. He viewed his painting very seriously, despite facing ridicule from someContinue reading “#FridayPainting: “Surprised” by Henri J.F. Rousseau”