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

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

Wheatfield with Cypresses ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒณ

Wheatfield with Cypresses – ๐ŸŽจ by Vincent Van Gogh 1889 – National Gallery, London.ย  There are three different versions of this scene painted by Van Gogh in the summer of 1889, while he was spending some time in a mental asylum in Saint-Remy, in the South of France. All paintings depict the view from his window at the asylum. The painting presently at the National … Continue reading Wheatfield with Cypresses ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒณ

Nataraja ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-49025203-2 window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date()); gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-49025203-2’); Nataraja – ๐ŸŽจ by Bridget Riley 1993, oil paint on canvas, 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 … Continue reading Nataraja ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

La siesta ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-49025203-2 window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date()); gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-49025203-2’); ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Siesta –ย ๐ŸŽจOil painting by Francesco Netti, 1884, Metropolitan Galleryย of Bari –ย Sensual orientalist scene inspired by a journey of the painter to Istanbul, displayed at the 1884 Exposition of Rome. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น La siesta –ย ๐ŸŽจDipinto ad olio di Francesco Netti, 1884, Pinacoteca Metropolitana di Bari –ย Sensuale scena orientalista ispirata da un viaggio … Continue reading La siesta ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Breakers on a Flat Beach – Turner ๐ŸŒฅ๐ŸŒŠโ˜๏ธ

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-49025203-2 window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag(‘js’, new Date()); gtag(‘config’, ‘UA-49025203-2’); ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Breakers on a Flat Beach,ย ๐ŸŽจ oil painting on canvas by JMW Turner, 1845 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Frangiflutti su una spiaggia piatta, ๐ŸŽจ dipinto ad olio su tela di JMW Turner, 1845 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย Brise-lames sur une plage plate,ย ๐ŸŽจย huile sur toile de JMW Turner, 1845 Tate Britain – Londonย  ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ฑOriginally posted onย my Instagram page Museums I … Continue reading Breakers on a Flat Beach – Turner ๐ŸŒฅ๐ŸŒŠโ˜๏ธ