Abstract Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Abstract Art The Italian Renaissance was a time when artists started using naturalistic techniques in their artwork. They started creating realistic paintings that looked like actual objects. One of the greatest art masterpieces created during this time is Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa; this is an example of how artists moved from using primary to more complex colors in their artwork. They would then use … Continue reading Abstract Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Water-lilies by Monet at the Orangerie

My favourite artistic movements ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

To my personal taste, the history of painting seems to have achieved its peak with the end of the 19th century in France. In Paris at that time a very vibrant artistic environment developed which attracted many painters, from across Europe and beyond, who influenced each other and paved the way for a multitude of artistic movement to blossom and develop in so many different … Continue reading My favourite artistic movements ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Water-lilies by Monet at the Orangerie

Musรฉe de lโ€™Orangerie ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

The Musฤ—e de lโ€™Orangerie is an art museum in Paris famous for being chosen by the impressionist painter Claude Monet as the permanent home for his Water Lilies (Nymphรฉas) paintings, which are displayed in two large oval rooms. Along with the Musรฉe dโ€™Orsay, this is an absolute must-see when in Paris, surely to enjoy these large installations by Monet and other representative paintings in this … Continue reading Musรฉe de lโ€™Orangerie ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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

Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Con motivo del 174ยบ aniversario del nacimiento de Paul Gauguin, nacido en Parรญs el 7 de junio de 1848 Paul Gauguin comenzรณ a pintar relativamente tarde en su vida, sus primeras pinturas se remontan a la รฉpoca en que trabajaba como corredor de bolsa en Parรญs. Fue solo alrededor de la edad de treinta y cinco aรฑos que decidiรณ dedicarse por completo a la pintura … Continue reading Paul Gauguin ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Impressionism was a style of painting that emerged in the 1870s as a reaction to the realism of the time, which often depicted scenes without any emotion. There were two different groups of impressionist painters, those from Italy and those from France. In France, the group was called Impressionists, whereas in Italy, the group of painters inspired by similar principles was called the Macchiaioli. They … Continue reading Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Salvador Dali ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Celebrating the 118th anniversary of the birth of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist painters in history. He was a Spanish painter and graphic artist who was born in 1904 and died in 1989. The surrealist movement emerged from the Dadaism of France, but it is more closely aligned with the tradition of European Symbolism. It is a type of … Continue reading Salvador Dali ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

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

Victor Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Celebrating Vasarelyโ€™s 120th anniversary Victor Vasarely was the founder of the Op art movement, developed in the 60s and 70s and, together with Bridget Riley, its main exponent. Born in Pecs, Hungary, on 9 April of 1902 Vasarely sorted his artistic activity in Budapest and then moved to Paris in 1930 and then was naturalised French. Just after the end of WW2 Victor Vasarely started … Continue reading Victor Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Vincent Van Gogh ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Celebrando el 169 aniversario de Vincent Van Gogh En la primera parte de su vida Van Gogh no fue un pintor sino un comerciante de arte y predicador que viviรณ entre los Paรญses Bajos, Francia y Gran Bretaรฑa. Nacido en el Brabante Septentrional en marzo de 1853, solo en los รบltimos 10 aรฑos de su vida fue un pintor a tiempo completo, produciendo mรกs de … Continue reading Vincent Van Gogh ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ