Edouard Manet: the Luncheon on the grass

Manet colazione sull'erba

EDOUARD MANET: THE LUNCHEON ON THE GRASS

When I think of Edouard Manet, the first painting that comes to my mind is The Luncheon on the grass, the first painting which distances itself from academic painting, and which marks the beginning of the artistic career of the master of the Impressionists.

In this post I’ll tell you why The Luncheon on the grass is an important work.

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William Merritt Chase. A painter between New York and Venice

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE | The Open Air Breakfast

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE
The Open Air Breakfast (1888c.),
© Toledo Museum of Art

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE. A PAINTER BETWEEN NEW YORK AND VENICE

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia presents – an absolute European preview– a great retrospective dedicated to the American artist William Merritt Chase.

A renowned figure in the international art circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) has been an innovative painter who has known to portrait, through a technique inspired by the observation of the masters of European art antic and contemporary, the life of the north American bourgeoisie.

Born in 1849 in Williamsburg, Indiana, William Merritt Chase after a rst studies in New York city, moves in 1872 in Europe to join the Royal Academy in Munich.

READ ALSO: Mark’s square: a day in the heart of Venice.

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The world’s best restaurants inside a museum

Arengario Milano | ristorante

Image source: http://www.flawlessmilano.com

THE WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANTS INSIDE A MUSEUM

When I visit a museum I always hope that I will find inside it a restaurant or at least a nice café where I can eat a tasty dish and enjoy a view of the city I’m in.
I must confess that I’m not always pleased with it, but there are some very special places.

I’ve already published a list of the 8 best restaurants inside a museum, but I have treasured your suggestions and I must add 5 restaurants you tried out to that list (and I went to one of these restaurants after you recommended to me!)

Here is the list of the world’s best restaurants inside a museum.
Choose the restaurant which tickles your fancy!

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Cityscape painting

Canaletto | Venezia

Il Campo di Rialto, Canaletto. Image source: Wikipedia.it

CITYSCAPE PAINTING

One of the most fascinating events in the European painting is the birth and development of Vedutismo (cityscape painting) in the 18th century, of which the Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was the main proponent.

His vedute (views) of Venice and London, as well were sought-after mainly by Anglo-Saxon collectors, who loved urban landscapes, and found in Canaletto’s works detailed and realistic images of what they could see and live in the 18th-century cities.

READ ALSO: Things to see in Venice.

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