Abstract Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Abstract Art The Italian Renaissance was a time when artists started using naturalistic techniques in their artwork. They started creating realistic paintings that looked like actual objects. One of the greatest art masterpieces created during this time is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa; this is an example of how artists moved from using primary to more complex colors in their artwork. They would then use … Continue reading Abstract Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Water-lilies by Monet at the Orangerie

My favourite artistic movements ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

To my personal taste, the history of painting seems to have achieved its peak with the end of the 19th century in France. In Paris at that time a very vibrant artistic environment developed which attracted many painters, from across Europe and beyond, who influenced each other and paved the way for a multitude of artistic movement to blossom and develop in so many different … Continue reading My favourite artistic movements ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Water-lilies by Monet at the Orangerie

Musรฉe de lโ€™Orangerie ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

The Musฤ—e de lโ€™Orangerie is an art museum in Paris famous for being chosen by the impressionist painter Claude Monet as the permanent home for his Water Lilies (Nymphรฉas) paintings, which are displayed in two large oval rooms. Along with the Musรฉe dโ€™Orsay, this is an absolute must-see when in Paris, surely to enjoy these large installations by Monet and other representative paintings in this … Continue reading Musรฉe de lโ€™Orangerie ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Henry Scott Tuke ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

Celebrating the 164th anniversary of Henry Scott Tukeโ€™s birth Henry Scott Tuke was a British impressionist painter of the late 19th and early 20th century. He is best known for his paintings depicting Cornish landscapes, often with nudes in the foreground. Tuke was born in London on 13 June 1858. His father was a clerk at the War Office and his mother came from an … Continue reading Henry Scott Tuke ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Impressionism was a style of painting that emerged in the 1870s as a reaction to the realism of the time, which often depicted scenes without any emotion. There were two different groups of impressionist painters, those from Italy and those from France. In France, the group was called Impressionists, whereas in Italy, the group of painters inspired by similar principles was called the Macchiaioli. They … Continue reading Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Victor Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Celebrating Vasarelyโ€™s 120th anniversary Victor Vasarely was the founder of the Op art movement, developed in the 60s and 70s and, together with Bridget Riley, its main exponent. Born in Pecs, Hungary, on 9 April of 1902 Vasarely sorted his artistic activity in Budapest and then moved to Paris in 1930 and then was naturalised French. Just after the end of WW2 Victor Vasarely started … Continue reading Victor Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Vincent Van Gogh ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Celebrando el 169 aniversario de Vincent Van Gogh En la primera parte de su vida Van Gogh no fue un pintor sino un comerciante de arte y predicador que viviรณ entre los Paรญses Bajos, Francia y Gran Bretaรฑa. Nacido en el Brabante Septentrional en marzo de 1853, solo en los รบltimos 10 aรฑos de su vida fue un pintor a tiempo completo, produciendo mรกs de … Continue reading Vincent Van Gogh ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Nu couchรฉ au coussin bleu, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Amedeo Modigliani is known for his modernist nudes. His paintings are typically portraits of women whose bodies are stretched to emphasise their sensuality. The painterโ€™s first works were influenced by the topic of the Italian painters with whom he had studied in Florence, in particular Alessandro Filippini, who introduced him to the works of Eugรจne Delacroix and encouraged him to be bolder in his … Continue reading Nu couchรฉ au coussin bleu, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

Ludwig van Beethoven ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Feier zum 251. Geburtstag Beethovens Der frรผhe Ludwig, der am 17. Dezember 1770 in Bonn, Deutschland, in einer Musikerfamilie geboren wurde, zeigte von klein auf ein musikalisches Genietalent als Pianist, der von seinem Vater unterrichtet wurde. Nach einigen ersten Arbeiten am Hof des Bonner Kurfรผrsten zog Ludwig 1792 nach Wien, wo er bei Joseph Haydn begann, Komposition zu studieren. Der junge Beethoven erregte schnell Aufmerksamkeit … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช