In Depth

In praise of dilettantes — er, polymaths — like August Kopisch

Last month, Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie opened August Kopisch: Painter, Poet, Discoverer, Inventor, a thorough and highly entertaining survey of the works and life of one of Germany’s most beloved, and kooky, artists.

Canadian art is full of multi-talented, multi-disciplined folks

August Kopisch. Die Blaue Grotte auf Capri, 1834. Oil on canvas, 30 x 39 cm. (Courtesy Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg / Photo: Wolfgang Pfauder)


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