Lemon Grove in Bordighera, by Monet ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ–Œ

The Lemon Grove in Bordighera, oil painting by Claude Monet, 1884 , exhibited at the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen – Depicting a colourful Mediterranean scene, painted while the artist was spending some time in the South of France and in Italy in 1884, this garden landscape seems to be less impressionistic than his previous works and the result of some careful brushstroke work to portray an … Continue reading Lemon Grove in Bordighera, by Monet ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ–Œ

White Cube, Bermondsey ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŽจ

  The White Cube is an art gallery in Bermondsey, London, devoted to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Hosted in a former warehouse of 58,000 sq feet on Bermondsey Street it is one of the largest commercial galleries in Europe. Its versatile and ample exhibition spaces, opened in October 2011, allow for large exhibitions, normally dedicated to individual artists showcasing various instalations of their artistic … Continue reading White Cube, Bermondsey ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŽจ

Tate Modern ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ—ฟ

  Tate Modern is one of the four Tate museums and the one specialising in modern and contemporary art. It is also Britain’sย national gallery for international modern art and one of the mostย popular art galleries in London, open to all with free access seven days a week for the permanent displays, while charging for temporary exhibitions. Hosted in the building that was once the Bankside … Continue reading Tate Modern ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ—ฟ

Schubertโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย  Portrait by Anton Depauly of Franz Schubert in 1827, currently exhibited at Friends of Music in Vienna. Despite a short life, he died at 30 years of age, Schubert left a remarkable collection of compositions, mainly for piano and voice and chamber music. Child prodigy in learning to play the piano and the violin following lessons by his father and brother, soon he excelled … Continue reading Schubertโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

The Water-Lily Pond by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŽจ

The Water-Lily Pond, oil painting by Claude Monet, 1899, exhibited at theย National Gallery in London – Depicting a colourful and iconic scene from his garden in Giverny, in the outskirts of Paris. Monet found inspiration for his late paintings from the garden he carefully designed around his country house in Giverny. Today the garden is kept with a similar attention of his previous owner and … Continue reading The Water-Lily Pond by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŽจ

Debussy’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

In 1884 a young Claude Debussy won the prestigious composition prize Prix de Rome, which entailed a residence programme at Villa Medici in Rome, where this portrait was painted and is currently exhibited. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ   ย  My favourite composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ Music ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Continue reading Debussy’s portrait ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿป

The Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin exhibits an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the 18th century and 19th century from acroos Europe. A valuable part of the collection is represented by French Impressionist paintings, acquired in the early 20th century, when the museum was established as the German National Gallery but also started expanding to works of art from other countries. This early … Continue reading Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿป

Impressionism ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

      The artistic period I like the most is the Impressionism, which resonates very much with my perception of visual art, along with the use of colour and light. An example of the new “impressionistic” way of painting, inspired by the movement, is the painting by Renoir depicting an open-air composition that seems to have been inspired by a daily excursion.ย Intense and contrasting … Continue reading Impressionism ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

My favourite composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

Frรฉdรฉrick Chopin There are many composers I like best, among them Mozart, Vivaldi and Debussy, but Chopin is by far the composer I feel closer to, for musical sensibility and artistic expression. I loved studying and playing his compositions and I enjoy listening to my collection of his creations interpreted by many great pianists, from Martha Argerich to Arthurย Rubinstein, from Maurizio Pollini to Ivo Pogorelich. … Continue reading My favourite composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ