La Libertรฉ guidant le peuple, de Delacroix ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Liberty Leading the People – One of the most iconic paintings in history, representing an allegory of the goddess Liberty leading French fighters to an armed revolt. This large artwork, now exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, was painted in 1830 by Eugรจne Delacroix celebrating the July Revolution of the same year, ending the reign … Continue reading La Libertรฉ guidant le peuple, de Delacroix ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Giuseppe De Nittis 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, Giuseppe De Nittis was part of the Italian impressionist movement, but he was so much more than just an impressionist. … Continue reading Giuseppe De Nittis ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Evoรซ 3, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Evoรซ 3 – abstract oil painting on canvas by Bridget Riley, 2003, Tate Modern, London. This large horizontal painting, on two adjointing canvases, is created with irregular curved shapes using four solid and contrasting colours: green, blue, pink and white. This is a characteristic aspect of optical art. Like other of her compositions, for example Nataraja, Evoรซ 3 is structured on a diagonal grid moving from … Continue reading Evoรซ 3, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

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. This painting is exhibited … 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 …

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Cartoline da Londra ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Cartoline da Londra Londra รจ la cittร  in cui vivo da quasi 30 anni e la amo ancora per la sua caoticitร  e le opportunitร  che puรฒ offrire, senza paragoni con altre cittร  europee. Quando un uomo รจ stanco di Londra, รจ stanco della vita, perchรฉ a Londra si trova tutto ciรฒ che la vita puรฒ offrire. (Samuel Johnson) Londra รจ il posto in cui vivo perchรฉ, quasi da sempre, … Continue reading Cartoline da Londra ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง