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

Lemon Grove in Bordighera, by Monet ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ–Œ

The Lemon Grove in Bordighera, oil painting by Claude Monet, 1884 , exhibited at the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen – Depicting a colourful Mediterranean scene, painted while the artist was spending some time in the South of France and in Italy in 1884, this garden landscape seems to be less impressionistic than his previous works and the result of some careful brushstroke work to portray an … Continue reading Lemon Grove in Bordighera, by Monet ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ–Œ

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

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

Jeanne by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

Portrait of Jeanne Hรฉbuterne, oil paiinting by Amedeo Modigliani, 1918, Tate Modern. Portrait of one of Modigliani’s favourite models and partner, an art student in Paris in the period immediately around the end of WWi. This portrait was probably painted in Paris, while Jeanne was pregnant with her daughter by Amedeo, born in November 2018.ย  ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ Tate Modern Paintings of 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃs Visual Art ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ—ฟ Continue reading Jeanne by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

Vivaldiโ€™s Portrait ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

An anonymous portrait mostly associated with Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest, here depicted wearing scarlet red clothes. In reality his nickname was most probably due to the colour of his hair, a characteristic family trait.ย  ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ Originally posted on my Instagram blog Composers ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ ย  Music Continue reading Vivaldiโ€™s Portrait ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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