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

Chopinโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Draft portrait of Frederick Chopin by Delacroix – This painting was originally part of a double portrait featuring also his lover George Sand. Now the two portraits are separated and in different locations, one in Paris, at the Louvre, and the other one in Copenhagen.   ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Bozza di ritratto di Frederick Chopin di Delacroix – Questo dipinto era originariamente parte di un doppio … Continue reading Chopinโ€™s portrait ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน

Norham Castle by Turner

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-49025203-2 window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date()); gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-49025203-2’); Norham Castle, Sunrise ๐ŸŽจ oil painting by JMW Turner 1845, Tate Britain, London๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ฑ Originally posted on my Instagram blog JMW Turner Museums I like Visual Art Continue reading Norham Castle by Turner

Wheatfield with Cypresses ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒณ

Wheatfield with Cypresses – ๐ŸŽจ by Vincent Van Gogh 1889 – National Gallery, London.ย  There are three different versions of this scene painted by Van Gogh in the summer of 1889, while he was spending some time in a mental asylum in Saint-Remy, in the South of France. All paintings depict the view from his window at the asylum. The painting presently at the National … Continue reading Wheatfield with Cypresses ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒณ