Visual & Decorative Arts Blog

Masterpieces of Art | Egon Schiele | Klimt’s Protégé

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) made no attempt to hide his desire to befriend Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). His admiration for Klimt, the star of the Viennese art circle, grew from his domination of the avant garde art scene in the early 20th century. In 1907 he became determined to meet Klimt. He had heard that Klimt had his own admiration for those who sought to be successful.

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Topics: modern art, art, egon schiele, Masterpieces of Art

Why Was Art Nouveau the Art Revolt People Were looking for?

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

The Culture Shock that was Art Nouveau

To understand Art Nouveau you first have to understand the ground it grew out of. The cultural and political shock of the French Revolution had left deep wounds throughout Europe and caused artists to resort to traditional art styles. In these traditions there was a familiarity, recognisability and in some sense a safety. With the advent of Gothic Revival, in England, and Neoclassical, Neo Renaissance and Neo Baroque styles emerging across Europe there was a clear demand for visual art that harkened back to past eras.

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Topics: blog, art, art nouveau

FLAME TREE PRESS: Fiction, Art & Music

Posted by Nick Wells

FLAME TREE PRESS: Fiction, Art & Music

We’re launching a new imprint: Flame Tree Press. It’s an exciting new challenge. We’ll share the journey as we seek submissions, edit, promote and publish a series of new publications from the second half of 2017.

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Topics: submissions, sf and fantasy, music, art

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