“Edvard Munch”: a Film Based on Real Events
What would a documentary film about Munch and his era look like if there were documentary films in those years.
Tsuguharu Fujita: brush, sewing, cats, and ladies
The “Samurai from Montparnasse” believed that God gave men cats for better understanding of the mysterious feminine essence, and created his own mythology.
Modigliani: see Paris and die
Starring Andy Garcia and directed by Mick Davis, the 2004 feature film Modigliani begins with a lengthy screen of text. It explains in detail that the shown characters, events and pictures have nothing to do with reality. This is the first time the viewer wonders why the film is declared biographical. This question will come to your mind more and more often, especially if you are unlucky enough…
The Divine Comedy through artists' eyes — Botticelli, Blake, Dalí, Doré and more
Arthive introduces to you the best illustrators for one of the most epic literary works in the world.
Love story in paintings: Edward Hopper and Josephine Nivison
Madness together: living in the home of America’s most important artist.
The model for Christ and Judas in Leonardo's "Last Supper": from holiness to drunkenness...
A young singer became a model for the Christ in the famous Da Vinci’s painting. Then for another three years, Leonardo was looking for a model to depict Judas. And suddenly, when he saw a drunkard lying about in the gutter, the artist decided that it was the man to pose for Judas! He dragged his "find" into a tavern, where he immediately began to paint him as Judas. When the drunk man sobered up, he told the artist that he had already posed for him when he sang in the church choir: it was the same man who was da Vinci's model for Christ.