Category: Art

  • Achilles in Skyros

    Achilles in Skyros

    I read in ‘The Song of Achilles‘ the passage where he is discovered hiding as a woman in Skyros to avoid joining the Trojan war. I was searching online about this passage, to see how close it was to the original myth, when an image of a mosaic from my home region popped up. This […]

  • Art I Liked This Week

    Art I Liked This Week

    Found on Instagram because social media can also be inspiring. The Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits from Arinze Stanley Ai Wei Wei Recreation of Monet’s Water Lilies with Lego Bricks. There is a good picture on this article from ArtNews These are some images of the process from Ai Wei Wei’s Instagram account Art Materials from Stuart […]

  • Fabienne Verdier

    Fabienne Verdier

    Before I had kids, I started studying Chinese. I loved it but had to give it up when my first kid was born. The Fnac St-Lazare in Paris always had a section on books from Chinese writers. I would go there and buy whichever book was recommended. That is how I stumbled upon Fabienne’s Verdier […]

  • Vienna II: Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Vienna II: Kunsthistorisches Museum

    When I was in Vienna for work, we had a guided visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Kunthistorisches Museum was built at the same time as the Natural History Museum. They have similar layout, symmetrical façades and face each other. When you enter the building there is a majestic staircase, including paintings from Gustav Klimt. […]

  • Vienna I: Upper Belvedere

    Vienna I: Upper Belvedere

    I went to Vienna for a work trip. I arrived early and I could squeeze in a visit to the Belvedere museum. It was cold but sunny. This is the view of the Upper Belvedere from the Lower Belvedere. And the view of the Lower Belvedere from the Upper Belvedere, with Vienna in the background. […]