Paul Gauguin, donne tahitiane (1891). museo d’Orsay di Parigi
PAUL GAUGUIN: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
Paul Gauguin is the most restless and nonconformist European artist who lived at the end of the 19th century.
Looking at his paintings portraying exotic landscapes and beautiful women you can feel the calm of a place far away from France, where Gauguin had lived for a long time but where he couldn’t find peace.
Gauguin arrived in Polynesia driven by the restlessness which had always pushed him to look for something.
His life was an adventure since his childhood and was characterized by travelling.
In this post you’ll find 5 things to know about the life and the works of Paul Gauguin.
THE LIFE OF CARAVAGGIO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MICHELANGELO MERISI
The life of Caravaggio, birth name Michelangelo Merisi, is as adventurous as a novel, where the marvel arisen from his works combines with the mysteries of his violent life made up of excess.
“When there’s no energy, there is not colour, no shape, there is no life”-Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio.
It’s impossible for you not to love at least one painting by Caravaggio.
I love “Vocazione de San Matteo” for example.
Which is your favourite painting? Write it in your comments.
Here are 5 things to know about Caravaggio and his life lived to the fullest.
Image source: Slow Tuscany.it
MICHELANGELO’S DAVID: WHERE IT IS AND WHO THE HERO REPRESENTED IS
Michelangelo’s David is one of the early works by the great Florentine artist, who was only 26 years old when he started working on it, but he was already famous for his unique talent.
The work was commissioned by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in 1501, in order to place it along the roofline of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence Cathedral).
Michelangelo’s David was a real challenge for the artist, who began working on a block of marble that other artists before him had tried to carve, but the block had a lot of problems because the material was fragile.
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12.05.2017 Venezia. 57 Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte. Padiglione Guatemala. Andrea Prandi.
The art of Andrea Prandi ranges freely from canvas painting to illustration, through to photography and digital art, screenplay and film direction. In his most recent production, “The Four Seasons of the Soul” (Le Quattro Stagioni dell’Anima), the artist combines video art and photography to tell the evolutionary story of the soul as it changes over time in its constant search for itself.
Andrea Prandi has continued his The Four Seasons of the Soul series with an ambitious project that combines video art with a complex film installation called The Blossoming Soul (L’Anima in Fiore), which was presented on 12 May on the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, in the Guatemala National Pavilion.
I asked the artist a question about his work.
THE STARRY NIGHT BY VAN GOGH. WHY VAN GOGH PAINTED IT, WHAT IT REPRESENTS, WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT
In The Starry Night Van Gogh represents the most visionary night in history of art.
Before this painting the night had never been so intense! It’s one of the most famous paintings by Van Gogh, in which darkness is illuminated by violent flashes and by cosmic energy which seems that it can’t find peace.
Like all Van Gogh’s works The Starry Night is like a vision and it can barely hold the energy of the brush strokes.
READ ALSO: Van Gogh is a post-impressionism artist with Gauguin and many other.