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

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

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

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

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