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

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, The Persian … Continue reading Alexander the Great ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

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

Cage by Gerhard Richter ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽถ

Cage, oil paintings by Gerhard Richter, 2006 – Tate Modern, London – This is a collection of six large oil paintings, conceived as a coherent group, named after the American composer John Cage.ย  . ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ Originally posted on my Instagram blog ย  Tate Modern Museums ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ Visual Art Continue reading Cage by Gerhard Richter ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽถ

Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Particular of a Mozart family portrait with a young Wolfgang Amadeus playing the piano with his sister. This portrait by Johan Nepomuk della Croce is one of the few actually realised during Mozart’s life and may portray a realistic resemblance of Wolfgang as a young man in his early 20s in 1780. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Particolare di un ritratto di famiglia di Mozart con un giovane Wolfgang Amadeus … Continue reading Mozartโ€™s Portrait ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽต

Sunset at San Vito ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒค

Sunset at San Vito –ย ๐ŸŽจย digital painting realised by Enzo Martinelli with Infinite Painter for IPad with watercolour brush – An impressionistic interpretation of a sunset by the sea in Apulia ย  Tramonto aย  San Vito – ๐ŸŽจ pittura digitale realizzata da Enzo Martinelli con Infinite Painter per IPad con pennello ad acquerello – Un’interpretazione impressionistica di un tramonto sul mare in Puglia Coucher de soleil … Continue reading Sunset at San Vito ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒค

Ambiguous Structure n. 92 ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ”ถ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ambiguous Structure n. 92ย ๐ŸŽจย by Jean-Pierre Yvaral, 1969,ย acrylic paint on chipboard, Tate Modern, London –ย Extraordinary optical 3D effect using contrasting colours and geometrical shapes with red and purple tones. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Struttura ambigua n. 92ย ๐ŸŽจย di Jean-Pierre Yvaral, 1969, pittura acrilica su truciolato, Tate Modern, Londra – Straordinario effetto ottico 3D ottenuto con colori contrastanti e forme geometriche sui toni del rosso e porpora. ย  ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Structure … Continue reading Ambiguous Structure n. 92 ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ”ถ