BOTTICELLI’S BIRTH OF VENUS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
To paint The Birth of Venus Botticelli drew inspiration from the myth about the birth of Venus, who was born out the sea foam in front of the island of Cyprus.
To depict the Birth of Venus Botticelli drew inspiration from mythology and literature, creating one of the greatest masterpieces housed in Florence.
Thus, here are 5 things to know about Botticelli’s masterpiece.
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Caravaggio, David con la testa di Golia – Galleria Borghese.
CARAVAGGIO: THE PAINTINGS BY MICHELANGELO MERISI
Caravaggio is famous both for his adventurous life and the anguished realism of his works. His existence was a succession of works of genius and coups de theatre, conflicts with his clients, which caused even the refusal of some of his works and violent brawls.
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Caravaggio in his paintings expressed the grief and the suffering of human beings, and the realism of his works attracted a lot of followers and imitators.
Here are Caravaggio’s works you must know and where you can admire them.
UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI: THE VISIONARY OF THE FLUCTUATING WORLD
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a visionary artist.
His bizarre worlds, visionary landscapes, beautiful women, but also Kabuki actors, imaginary animals, in addition to legendary heroes, samurai and bandits, are part of the works of this artist who lived between 1797 and 1861 and who, in the last few years, has been the protagonist of several exhibitions.
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was the master of ukiyo-e (a genre of Japanese woodblock printing on paper) in the early 18th century, a style which has influenced the culture of manga, anime (Japanese, and not only, animation), tattoos and contemporary pop culture.