Through the Eyes of Royalty

Las Meninas or The Maids of Honor, painted in 1656, is Diego Velázquez’s most celebrated painting. The protagonist of this scene is the Infanta (princess) Margarita, the daughter of the Spanish king Phillip IV. Her ladies in waiting are tending to her and to the left we see Velázquez himself in front of a canvas …

The Circle

Wassily Kandinsky (1886 – 1944) is considered the father of abstract art. He is remembered for his great use of color, lines, and geometric shapes. This work centers on the shape of the circle. There is something about circles that immediately catches our attention. When we observe it in nature we marvel at it. We …