When it Comes to Blogs – Silence vs Stendhal Syndrome
Dutch / German / Other / Painting

When it Comes to Blogs – Silence vs Stendhal Syndrome

If, in January of 2014, you were an avid follower of Before the Art, you may have found yourself experiencing some disappointment when suddenly, with no explanation, posts stopped appearing. Day and weeks turned into months. None of the promised articles from the Art and Food series appeared. Nor did any additions to the reading … Continue reading

The Work and Story of Emil Nolde
Book Reviews / German / Look Around: Reviews / Look Back: Art History / Painting

The Work and Story of Emil Nolde

To start a discussion of the German artist Emil Nolde, I think we could all use a simile. I expect many of you organize your dresser drawers into categories. And if you do, I bet you also have one item that defies classification. For me it’s my one belt. “Thematically,” I’ll think to myself in … Continue reading