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

Giuseppe De Nittis ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 175ยบ anniversario della nascita di Giuseppe De Nittis Giuseppe De Nittis nacque a Barletta, in Puglia – Italia il 25 febbraio 1846 e trascorse gran parte della sua prolifica vita artistica a Parigi, dove divenne parte del movimento impressionista francese, pur mantenendo un chiaro stile personale di pittura, Giuseppe de Nittis รจ considerato il padre della moderna pittura italiana. Nacque nel 1848 a … Continue reading Giuseppe De Nittis ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

In celebrazione del 2377ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Alessandro Magno Sebbene re dellโ€™antica Macedonia per meno di 13 anni, Alessandro Magno cambiรฒ il corso della storia come nessun altro condottiero del mondo antico. Uno dei piรน grandi generali militari del mondo, creรฒ un vasto impero che si estendeva dalla Macedonia allโ€™Egitto e dalla Grecia a parte dellโ€™India. Ciรฒ ha permesso alla cultura ellenistica di diffondersi … Continue reading Alessandro Magno ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

In occasione del 172ยบ anniversario della nascita di Paul Gauguin, nato il 7 giugno 1848 Paul Gauguin ha iniziato a dipingere relativamente tardi nella sua vita, con i suoi primi dipinti risalenti al periodo in cui lavorava come agente di cambio a Parigi. Fu solo verso i trentacinque anni che decise di dedicarsi completamente alla pittura professionale, dopo una profonda crisi del suo matrimonio con … Continue reading Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Vassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

In occasione del 154ยบ anniversario della nascita Nato a Mosca il 18 dicembre 1866, Vassily Kandinsky รจ generalmente considerato il padre fondatore dell’arte astratta. รˆ interessante notare che ha iniziato gli studi di pittura solo all’etร  di 30 anni, dopo una carriera accademica iniziale come professore di diritto. A questo punto della sua vita si trasferรฌ a Monaco, in Germania, dove insegnรฒ anche alla scuola … Continue reading Vassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก