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

Salvador Dali ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Celebrating the 118th anniversary of the birth of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist painters in history. He was a Spanish painter and graphic artist who was born in 1904 and died in 1989. The surrealist movement emerged from the Dadaism of France, but it is more closely aligned with the tradition of European Symbolism. It is a type of … Continue reading Salvador Dali ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

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

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

The National Gallery of Ireland is the home for the national collection of Irish and European art. It is located in the centre of Dublin, where it was founded in 1854 and opened ten years later. The gallery has a large collection of representative Irish paintings and is famous for its works by Italian Baroque and Dutch masters. The gallery was not founded around an … Continue reading National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Pinacoteca De Nittis, Barletta ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Giuseppe De Nittis was born in Barletta, in the region of Apulia – Italy on 25 February 1846 and spent most of his prolific artistic life in Paris, where he become part of the French impressionist movement, although maintaining a clear personal style of painting, He died prematurely in 1884 at the age of 38 at the peak of his artistic career. When years later … Continue reading Pinacoteca De Nittis, Barletta ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Colour Study, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง With abstract art colour combination is essential to express dynamic and contrasting ideas so Kandinsky devoted some regular study on colour and shape as a basis for his more complex paintings. It is interesting that his colour studies have with time become almost as interesting as his proper paintings. Here are a couple of iconic examples of watercolour studies by Kandinsky that have become … Continue reading Colour Study, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Alexandre, o Grande๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Comemoraรงรฃo do 2.377ยบ aniversรกrio do nascimento de Alexandre, o Grande, em 21/07/356 aC. A estรกtua ร  direita รฉ um dos muitos retratos de mรกrmore de Alexandre, o Grande, usados pelo lendรกrio conquistador e seus seguidores, durante e apรณs seu reinado, para difundir e imortalizar a imagem de um jovem e poderoso lรญder, que muitas vezes gostou da divindade . A escultura estรก exposta em uma … Continue reading Alexandre, o Grande๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ“š

Une baignade, Asniรจres, by Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Georges Seurat departed from the artistic approach of his contemporaries inventing a new painting technique that consisted in applying a moltitudine of little dots of painting on the canvas, to render an image that the human eye is processing as a highly nuanced and shimmering surface. This technique was quite a departure from the plein air painting of the impressionists as it required a … Continue reading Une baignade, Asniรจres, by Seurat ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

Antonio Vivaldi ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Marking the 343rd anniversary of Antonio Vivaldi’s birth on 4th of March 1678 Antonio Vivaldi’s music is indissolubly associated in my mind with Venice and its amazing views across the lagoon. Indeed Vivaldi spent most of his life in Venice, although his fame spread across Europe during his lifetime and, in a weird twist of fate, he died in Vienna in poverty in 1741 after … Continue reading Antonio Vivaldi ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง