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

Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Impressionism was a style of painting that emerged in the 1870s as a reaction to the realism of the time, which often depicted scenes without any emotion. There were two different groups of impressionist painters, those from Italy and those from France. In France, the group was called Impressionists, whereas in Italy, the group of painters inspired by similar principles was called the Macchiaioli. They … Continue reading Italian Impressionists ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Celebrando el 181 aniversario del nacimiento de Claude Monet Naciรณ el 14 de noviembre de 1840 en Parรญs y fue bautizado como Oscar-Claude, aunque su familia lo llamรณ simplemente Oscar y mรกs adelante en la vida serรก conocido como Claude. En 1845, la familia se mudรณ de Parรญs a Le Havre en Normandรญa, donde luego se matriculรณ en una escuela de artes y conociรณ a … Continue reading Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Impressionism ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

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 ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Le Grand Canal, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง In 1908 Claude Monet spent some time in Venice and painted various views of the city which are amongst the most iconic pictures of the Italian city. As it was his habit on favourite subjects he would paint the same scene several times at different times of the day and with different light effects. Of this particular view of the church of Salute across … Continue reading Le Grand Canal, by Monet ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œโ›…๏ธ

Pierre-Auguste Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Marquand le 180e anniversaire de la naissance de Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir รฉtait le principal peintre du mouvement impressionniste ร  la fin des annรฉes 1800 en France. Nรฉ ร  Limoges le 25 fรฉvrier 1841 dans une famille aux moyens modestes qui s’installe ร  Paris, tout prรจs du musรฉe du Louvre, lorsque le petit Pierre-Auguste a trois ans. Depuis trรจs jeune, il fait preuve d’un talent … Continue reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Avenue ร  Chantilly, by Cรฉzanne ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Avenue at Chantilly – Cรฉzanne spent several months during the summer of 1888 working in and around Chantilly, about 24 miles north of Paris. This is one of three similar oil paintings from the park surrounding the castle that he produced during his stay. The symmetry and spatial depth of this vision may have attracted him more than his historical associations, as he focused … Continue reading Avenue ร  Chantilly, by Cรฉzanne ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Le bal du moulin de la Galette, by Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Dance at Le moulin de la Galette – This large painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the most famous and celebrated impressionist masterpieces, depicting a populated outdoor scene of a Sunday dancing party in the Parisian district of Montmartre. Although dense with a good number of characters portrayed in fine details, the overall feeling is of a dynamic snapshot represented with fluid brushstrokes … Continue reading Le bal du moulin de la Galette, by Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ–Œ

Celebrating the 180th birth anniversary of Claude Monet Born on 14 November 1840 in Paris and baptised as Oscar-Claude, although his family called him just Oscar and later in life he will be known as Claude. In 1845 the family moved from Paris to Le Havre in Normandy, where he then enrolled into a school of arts and met fellow painter Eugรจne Boudin, who introduced … Continue reading Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ–Œ

Giuseppe De Nittis 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, Giuseppe De Nittis was part of the Italian impressionist movement, but he was so much more than just an impressionist. … Continue reading Giuseppe De Nittis ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง