Let’s get closer to painting!


My name is Sofi. I’m an Art History student and lover of aesthetics, literature, and anything else that makes our shipwreck in this sea a little bit sweeter.

There are many ways to approach a painting. You could look at a painting in a restaurant and say: «Oh, that’s ugly.» You could read the official information provided by a museum and memorize all the dates. You could get romantic and compare your special someone to a painting of flowers. You could even eat a painting, if you’ve already made sure the gallery’s security officers are looking the other way.

In this blog, to get closer to a painting, we’re going to analyze it. There are many methods to do it, but I like to study a work of art as if I were meeting a new person and I wanted to be their friend. To befriend someone, we have to know basic information such as their name, age, where they come from and what they look like. Once we know all that, we can begin to learn what they hide behind the surface, things that are not obvious to the naked eye, and what makes them really special.

I firmly believe that there is (at least) one work of art for everyone; a work that goes beyond aesthetic taste, a painting that moves you so much that it finds a permanent place within your little bones. To be honest, I can’t promise you’ll find yours on this blog, but it’s my mission to make your search a little bit easier.

About me

My name is Sofía, I am 26 years old and I have studied Art History at El Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm since 2017. My favorite book about art is History of Beauty, by Umberto Eco. I studied English for 12 years and I have the CAE certification (2011) . My life is determined by the whims of my two cats, Nina and Mia. I studied Italian for 3 years and I have the CILS c1 (2012) certification. I also took the Teachers’ Training Competence Course (2012). My dream is to be able to see a Rothko in person.

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