Amedeo Modigliani ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

Celebrating the 137th anniversary of Amedeo Modiglianiโ€™s birth on 12/7/1884 Born in Livorno, Italy, on 12 July 1884 Amedeo Modigliani worked as a painter and sculptor primarily in France. After spending his youth and initial artistic career between Tuscany and Venice, in 1906 Modigliani moved to Paris where he got in contact with artists of the caliber of Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi. His initial … Continue reading Amedeo Modigliani ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

Il contadinello, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This is one of a small group of paintings that Modigliani made of young people sitting in his studio in Nice and is now exhibited at the Tate Modern in London. The artist inscribed the title of the work in the lower right part of the canvas, identifying the model as a ‘peasant boy’. However, there are some doubts about the accuracy of the … Continue reading Il contadinello, by Modigliani ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ–ผ

Weeping Woman, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Weeping Woman is based on the image of a woman holding her dead baby in her arms. It is inspired by a detail from Picasso’s monumental anti-war mural, Guernica. Picasso painted both works during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), in response to a particularly heinous episode of the war. The attack on the Basque city of Guernica was carried out in April 1937 by … Continue reading Weeping Woman, by Picasso ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”ฒ

Vassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

In occasione del 154ยบ anniversario della nascita Nato a Mosca il 18 dicembre 1866, Vassily Kandinsky รจ generalmente considerato il padre fondatore dell’arte astratta. รˆ interessante notare che ha iniziato gli studi di pittura solo all’etร  di 30 anni, dopo una carriera accademica iniziale come professore di diritto. A questo punto della sua vita si trasferรฌ a Monaco, in Germania, dove insegnรฒ anche alla scuola … Continue reading Vassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

Wassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

Born in Moscow on 18 December 1866, Wassily Kandinsky is typically credited as the founding father of abstract art. Interestingly enough, he started painting studies only at the age of 30, after an initial academic career as professor of law. At this point in his life he moved to Munich, in Germany, where he also taught at the Bauhaus school from 1922 until its closure … Continue reading Wassily Kandinsky ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŸก

Evoรซ 3, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Evoรซ 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, Evoรซ 3 is structured on a diagonal grid moving from … Continue reading Evoรซ 3, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

Swinging, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Painted by Vassily Kandinsky while in Weimar, Germany, in 1925, this oil painting makes use of geometrical shapes, various layers and contrasting colours to generate a dynamic depiction which is not strictly connected with reality. In line with one of his previous paintings, Circles in a Circle, Kandinsky pioneers abstract art and develops artistic theories that underpin his innovative approach to the expression of … Continue reading Swinging, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ

Supernovae, by Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งSupernovae, oil painting by Victor Vasarely, 1960, exhibited at the Tate Modern. Considered one of the leaders of the op art movement Vasarely started experimenting in the 1930s with perspectives, textural effects, shadows and light to render optical illusions. Supernovae is a typical example of Optical Art, realised just using black and white and geometrical shapes to obtain the illusion of a tridimensional effect on … Continue reading Supernovae, by Vasarely ๐Ÿ”ณ๐Ÿ”ฒโ—ผ๏ธ

Nataraja, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งNataraja – oil painting on canvas by Bridget Riley, 1993, Tate Modern, London. Inspired by a trip to India and the liveliness of local folk art. The variety, balance ,and complexity of colours are amazing, with up to 20 shades of one colour across the canvas. Choose the colours you like best! The title refers to the Hindu god Shiva, as Lord of the Dance, … Continue reading Nataraja, by Riley ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท

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