Woman with Children, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งWoman with Children, oil painting by Pablo Picasso, 1961 – In this painting Picasso portrays his family at the time, with his new wife, Jacqueline Roque, in the middle, sided by his daughter from a previous marriage, Paloma, on the right, and Cathy, Jacquelineโ€™s daughter from a previous marriage, shown faceless on the left. Picasso had married Jacqueline the previous month. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Donna con bambine, … Continue reading Woman with Children, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ

Westminster Bridge, by De Nittis ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Impressionism is associated in our mind with Paris and French painters but in reality the artistic movement at the end of the XIX century involves also painters of various nationalities who came into contact with the main impressionists in Paris. Giuseppe De Nittis, originally from Barletta in Italy, is one of these non-French artists recognised to be part of the main impressionist movement. Originally … Continue reading Westminster Bridge, by De Nittis ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Swinging, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Painted by Vassily Kandinsky while in Weimar, Germany, in 1925, this oil painting makes use of geometrical shapes, various layers and contrasting colours to generate a dynamic depiction which is not strictly connected with reality. In line with one of his previous paintings, Circles in a Circle, Kandinsky pioneers abstract art and develops artistic theories that underpin his innovative approach to the expression of … Continue reading Swinging, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ

Impression, Sunrise, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง With his revolutionary painting, Impression, Sunrise, exhibited for the first time in Paris in April 1874, Monet gave, unintentionally, the name to the nascent Impressionist movement that also included fellow contemporary artists like Pissarro, Manet, Renoir and Sisley. The term was used in a dispregiative sense by the art critic Louis Leroy in his critique of the collective exhibition but was taken up by … Continue reading Impression, Sunrise, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

Turnerโ€™s Self-portrait ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Self-portrait, oil painting by JMW Turner, 1799, exhibited at Tate Britain – At the beginning of his artistic career a young Turner painted this romantic self-portrait. Probably prepared to mark his election as an associate of the Royal Academy, this portrait showcases already a very skilled and talented artist, despite his young age. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Autoritratto, dipinto ad olio di JMW Turner, 1799, esposto alla … Continue reading Turnerโ€™s Self-portrait ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

  In celebrazione del 2375ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Alessandro Magno Testa in marmo di Alessandro Magno al British Museum – Uno dei tanti ritratti marmorei di Alessandro Magno usato dal leggendario conquistatore e dai suoi seguaci, durante e dopo il suo regno, per diffondere e immortalare l’immagine di un giovane e potente leader, spesso associato al concetto di divinitร . Questa scultura si presume sia … Continue reading Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š