Impressionism 🎨🖌🖼

The artistic period I like best is the Impressionism, which resonates very much with my perception of visual art, along with the representation of colour and light in painting. With his revolutionary painting, Impression, Sunrise, exhibited for the first time in Paris in April 1874, Claude Monet gave, unintentionally, the name to the nascent Impressionist movement that, at that time, also included fellow contemporary artists … Continue reading Impressionism 🎨🖌🖼

Alexandre, o Grande🗿🏛📚

Comemoração do 2.377º aniversário do nascimento de Alexandre, o Grande, em 21/07/356 aC. A estátua à direita é um dos muitos retratos de mármore de Alexandre, o Grande, usados pelo lendário conquistador e seus seguidores, durante e após seu reinado, para difundir e imortalizar a imagem de um jovem e poderoso líder, que muitas vezes gostou da divindade . A escultura está exposta em uma … Continue reading Alexandre, o Grande🗿🏛📚

Post-Impressionism 🎨🖌🖼

The term post-Impressionism was used much later than the times when painters started diverging from the approaches used by impressionist painters. Paul Cézanne, recognised as the father of post-Impressionism, was among the first to react to the progressive loss of defined shapes and the representation of nature of the impressionists, giving more emphasis to geometric forms and the usage of unnatural or arbitrary colours. In … Continue reading Post-Impressionism 🎨🖌🖼

Frédéric Chopin 🎨🎶🇬🇧

Celebrating the 211th anniversary of Chopin’s birth Born in Poland in 1810 Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was very soon recognised as a child prodigy and, by the age of seven, he started giving public concerts as a pianist and composed his first piano pieces. In his early 20s he left Poland and made no return to his homeland, whereas he settled in Paris and acquired the … Continue reading Frédéric Chopin 🎨🎶🇬🇧

Alessandro Magno 🗿🏛📚

In celebrazione del 2377° anniversario della nascita di Alessandro Magno Sebbene re dell’antica Macedonia per meno di 13 anni, Alessandro Magno cambiò il corso della storia come nessun altro condottiero del mondo antico. Uno dei più grandi generali militari del mondo, creò un vasto impero che si estendeva dalla Macedonia all’Egitto e dalla Grecia a parte dell’India. Ciò ha permesso alla cultura ellenistica di diffondersi … Continue reading Alessandro Magno 🗿🏛📚

Frédéric Chopin 🎨🎶🎹

🇮🇹 Nato in Polonia nel 1810 Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin fu ben presto riconosciuto come un bambino prodigio e, all’età di sette anni, iniziò a dare concerti pubblici come pianista e compose i suoi primi pezzi per pianoforte. Poco più che ventenne lasciò la Polonia e non fece ritorno in patria, mentre si stabilì a Parigi e acquisì la cittadinanza francese, usando anche la versione francese …

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Alejandro Magno 🗿🏛📚

Celebrando el 2,375 aniversario del nacimiento de Alejandro Magno el 21/7/356 a. C. La estatua de la derecha es uno de los muchos retratos de mármol de Alejandro Magno, utilizado por el legendario conquistador y sus seguidores, durante y después de su reinado, para difundir e inmortalizar la imagen de un líder joven y poderoso, muchas veces le gustaba la deidad. La escultura se exhibe … Continue reading Alejandro Magno 🗿🏛📚

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 🎶🎹🎵

🇬🇧 Born in Salzburg, today Austria, on 27th January of 1756 in a family of musicians Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart showed immediately his incredible capacities as a prodigious child. He started playing the clavier when he was four, thanks to the initiative of his father who was teaching also Wolfgang’s older sister, and started composing his first pieces when he was five. This extraordinary talent was … Continue reading Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 🎶🎹🎵

Evoë 3, by Riley 🎨🔶🔷

🇬🇧 Evoë 3 – abstract oil painting on canvas by Bridget Riley, 2003, Tate Modern, London. This large horizontal painting, on two adjointing canvases, is created with irregular curved shapes using four solid and contrasting colours: green, blue, pink and white. This is a characteristic aspect of optical art. Like other of her compositions, for example Nataraja, Evoë 3 is structured on a diagonal grid moving from … Continue reading Evoë 3, by Riley 🎨🔶🔷

Alexander the Great 🗿🏛📚

Marking the 2,375th anniversary of Alexander the Great’s birth on 21/7/356 BC Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) is the single greatest leader in all of history because he lead one of the grandest armies in the world and established one of the largest empires of antiquity. Dozens of the cities which he established still exist today, and the culture he spread and assimilated … Continue reading Alexander the Great 🗿🏛📚