Antonio Canova, Amore e Psiche
PSYCHE REVIVED BY CUPID’S KISS: WHERE IS LOCATED, WHO COMMISIONED IT TO CANOVA, WHAT IT REPRESENTS
Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss is one of the most beautiful and famous sculpture groups by Antonio Canova. It represents the meeting between two young lovers and is the metaphor of the eternal struggle between rationality and instinct, between heart and mind.
I’ve already described the works of this artist in the photo gallery dedicated to works by Canova, as the representation of beauty and of a universal idea of beauty.
Probably, Canova’s art peaked with Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss, and in this post you’ll find the information about who commissioned the work to Canova, what it represents and where you can admire it.
Image source: Cultura – Biografieonline.it
THE LAMENTATION OVER THE DEAD CHRIST BY MANTEGNA: WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE MOST AMAZING ARTWORK OF THE 15TH CENTURY
The Lamentation over the Dead Christ is considered one of the most beautiful, intense and moving artworks of the 15th century.
We know neither when nor for whom it was painted, but what is certain is that Mantegna kept the second version of the painting, indicated in the documents as one of the paintings he bequeathed to his son Ludovico.
In this post I’ll explain why The Lamentation over the Dead Christ is a masterpiece and where you can admire Mantegna’s painting.
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FAMOUS PAINTINGS: THE WORKS TO SEE WHEN YOU’RE IN ITALY ON HOLIDAY
In Italy an art binge is guaranteed, because every city, even the smallest one, houses small or large masterpieces. However, just to be safe, having a list of works and famous paintings you can’t miss in all seasons is a good thing.
Here is a list of famous paintings to see in Italy at Christmas.
Foto di Maurice Guibert, Toulouse-Lautrec ritrae Toulouse-Lautrec (1891)
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
Toulouse-Lautrec was a nobleman, an ill man, a heavy drinker, and had a passion for women.
His works completely renovated the art world, paving the way to modernity and being able to describe the Belle Époque in Paris, when the city was the capital of art.
Here are 5 things to know about Toulouse-Lautrec.
SALVATOR MUNDI: WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO LEONARDO DA VINCI
The Salvator Mundi attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was sold at auction by Christie’s on November 15th 2017 for $ 450.3 million.
This is a world auction record: by far, this is the most expensive work ever sold at auction, and its new and very rich owner is obviously mysterious.
The Salvator Mundi has a complicated story I’ll tell you in this post and that will make you understand why so many people wanted it so much that the price starting at $ 75 million went up!