Impressionismo ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Il periodo artistico che piรน sento vicino alla mia sensibilitร  รจ sicuramente lโ€™impressionismo, con la sua ridefinizione dellโ€™arte visiva, attraverso una innovativa rappresentazione della luce e del colore nella pittura. Con il suo dipinto rivoluzionario, Impressione, levar del sole, esposto per la prima volta a Parigi nellโ€™aprile 1874, Claude Monet diede, involontariamente, il nome al nascente movimento impressionista che, a quel tempo, includeva anche altri … Continue reading Impressionismo ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Amedeo Modigliani ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 138ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Amedeo Modigliani, nato il 07/12/1884 Nato a Livorno il 12 luglio 1884 Amedeo Modigliani lavorรฒ come pittore e scultore principalmente in Francia. Dopo aver trascorso la sua giovinezza e la sua carriera artistica iniziale tra Toscana e Venezia, nel 1906 Modigliani si trasferรฌ a Parigi dove entrรฒ in contatto con artisti del calibro di Pablo Picasso e Constantin … Continue reading Amedeo Modigliani ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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

Bridget Riley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 91ยฐ compleanno di Bridget Riley, nata il 24 aprile 1931 Nata a Norwood, Londra, il 24 aprile 1931, Bridget Riley รจ unโ€™artista contemporanea conosciuta per la sua sperimentazione con lโ€™arte ottica e lโ€™uso di forme geometriche e tinte unite. Intorno al 1960, iniziรฒ a sviluppare il suo stile distintivo costituito da motivi geometrici in bianco e nero che sfruttano gli effetti dinamici sullโ€™occhio … Continue reading Bridget Riley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Georges Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

Celebrating the 162nd anniversary of Georges Seuratโ€™s birth Born in Paris on the 2nd of December 1859, Georges Seurat is best known as a post-impressionist painter who devised a new painting technique based on the human perception of colours. Seurat departed from the artistic approach of his contemporaries inventing a new painting technique that consisted in applying a moltitudine of little dots of painting on … Continue reading Georges Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

Pinacoteca De Nittis, Barletta ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Giuseppe De Nittis was born in Barletta, in the region of Apulia – Italy on 25 February 1846 and spent most of his prolific artistic life in Paris, where he become part of the French impressionist movement, although maintaining a clear personal style of painting, He died prematurely in 1884 at the age of 38 at the peak of his artistic career. When years later … Continue reading Pinacoteca De Nittis, Barletta ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Une baignade, Asniรจres, by Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Georges Seurat departed from the artistic approach of his contemporaries inventing a new painting technique that consisted in applying a moltitudine of little dots of painting on the canvas, to render an image that the human eye is processing as a highly nuanced and shimmering surface. This technique was quite a departure from the plein air painting of the impressionists as it required a … Continue reading Une baignade, Asniรจres, by Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

A l’occasion du 173e anniversaire de la naissance de Paul Gauguin, nรฉ ร  Paris le 7 juin 1848 Paul Gauguin a commencรฉ ร  peindre relativement tard dans sa vie, ses premiรจres peintures remontant ร  l’รฉpoque oรน il travaillait comme agent de change ร  Paris. Ce n’est que vers l’รขge de trente-cinq ans qu’il dรฉcide de se consacrer entiรจrement ร  la peinture professionnelle, aprรจs une crise … Continue reading Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Le Grand Canal, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง In 1908 Claude Monet spent some time in Venice and painted various views of the city which are amongst the most iconic pictures of the Italian city. As it was his habit on favourite subjects he would paint the same scene several times at different times of the day and with different light effects. Of this particular view of the church of Salute across … Continue reading Le Grand Canal, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

Weeping Woman, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Weeping Woman is based on the image of a woman holding her dead baby in her arms. It is inspired by a detail from Picasso’s monumental anti-war mural, Guernica. Picasso painted both works during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), in response to a particularly heinous episode of the war. The attack on the Basque city of Guernica was carried out in April 1937 by … Continue reading Weeping Woman, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ