Circles in a Circle ๐ŸŽจโšซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ด

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งCircles in a Circle, oil painting ย by Vassily Kandinsky, 1923, exhibited at Palazzo Reale in Milan for the temporary Impressionism and Vanguards, normally exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum. Abstract composition against a white background, based around one big black-rimmed circle and two beams of coloured light across the canvas that change colours when intersecting other smaller coloured circles in the middle of the artwork. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น … Continue reading Circles in a Circle ๐ŸŽจโšซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ด

Alexandre le Grand ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

ร€ l’occasion du 2375รจme anniversaire de la naissance d’Alexandre le Grand Tรชte de marbre d’Alexandre III de Macรฉdoine, dit le Grand, au British Museum – L’un des nombreux portraits de marbre d’Alexandre le Grand utilisรฉ par le lรฉgendaire conquรฉrant et ses partisans, pendant et aprรจs son rรจgne, pour diffuser et immortaliser l’image d’un dirigeant jeune et puissant, souvent associรฉ au concept de divinitรฉ. On pense … Continue reading Alexandre le Grand ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Nataraja, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งNataraja – oil painting on canvas by Bridget Riley, 1993, Tate Modern, London. Inspired by a trip to India and the colourfulness of popular artworks there. The title refers to the Hindu god Shiva, as Lord of the Dance, with his many arms, rendered on canvas with contrasting colours and geometrical and dynamic shapes, typical of optical art. ย  Pick the colours you love best! … Continue reading Nataraja, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

Femmes de Tahiti, by Gauguin ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ›ฑ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ

ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย On the 106th anniversary of Paul Gauguin’s death in 1903. Femmes de Tahiti – Tahitian Women on the Beach, oil painting by Paul Gauguin, 1891, Musรฉe d’Orsay, Paris. This painting belongs to the early period Gauguin spent in Tahiti, where he wanted “to live there in ecstasy, calm and art.” The painter moved in 1891 to the South Pacific from Paris, escaping the “European … Continue reading Femmes de Tahiti, by Gauguin ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ›ฑ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ

Norham Castle, by Turner ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย Norham Castle, Sunrise, oil painting by JMW Turner 1845, Tate Britain, London – This artwork is part of a series of late unfinished paintings that Turner kept in his studio and were bequeathed to the nation upon his death. Although these artworks may seem sketchy and “impressionistic” they represent a trial run by Turner to explore different studies on light and colour and their marketability. … Continue reading Norham Castle, by Turner ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

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

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

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

Alexander the Great ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

ย  ย  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย Marble head of Alexander the Great at the British Museum – One of the many marble portraits of Alexander the Great used by the legendary conqueror and his followers, during and after his reign, to disseminate and immortalise the image of a young and powerful leader, many times liked to deity. Recently,ย I read with keen interest a novel by Mary Renault about Alexander, … Continue reading Alexander the Great ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š