Giovanni Boldini ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

On the occasion of the 180th anniversary of Giovanni Boldiniโ€™s birth Giovanni Boldini was born in Ferrara, Italy, on 31 December 1842 and he moved to first to London and then to Paris in his 30s, It was in the capital of the Belle ร‰poque that in he spent most of his adult life and became a representative member of the artistic movement of the … Continue reading Giovanni Boldini ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

The top 10 most popular art posts in 2022

Below are the links to the top 10 art posts for 2022 on this blog. These are the posts with the highest number of views throughout the year presented in descending order. There are some painting posts that have become increasingly popular even if these have been published years ago now. Amongst the painterโ€™s profiles Vincent Van Gogh is always a popular choice. Continue reading The top 10 most popular art posts in 2022

Alfred Sisley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Celebrando il 183ยฐ anniversario della nascita di Alfred Sisley, nato a Parigi nel 1839 Nato da ricchi genitori britannici a Parigi nel 1839, Alfred Sisley abbracciรฒ totalmente lโ€™influenza artistica del movimento impressionista e dedicรฒ la maggior parte della sua arte alla pittura paesaggistica. Visse la maggior parte della sua vita in Francia anche se mantenne la sua cittadinanza britannica e trascorse alcuni periodi in Inghilterra. … Continue reading Alfred Sisley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Pablo Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Celebrating the 141st anniversary of Pablo Picassoโ€™s birth, born on 25th October 1881 Born in Malaga, Spain, on October 25, 1881, Pablo Picasso is surely one of the most inferential artists of the 20th century. A crucial link between nineteenth-century tradition and contemporary art, Picasso was an innovative and multifaceted artist, who left an indelible mark on the history of art for being the founder, … Continue reading Pablo Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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

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

Nu couchรฉ au coussin bleu, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Amedeo Modigliani is known for his modernist nudes. His paintings are typically portraits of women whose bodies are stretched to emphasise their sensuality. The painterโ€™s first works were influenced by the topic of the Italian painters with whom he had studied in Florence, in particular Alessandro Filippini, who introduced him to the works of Eugรจne Delacroix and encouraged him to be bolder in his … Continue reading Nu couchรฉ au coussin bleu, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ