THE EUROPEAN SECESSION: THE WAVE OF MODERNITY
I’ve recently visited the exhibition The European Secession in Italy. It’s a courageous exhibition illustrating a specific historic period that between the 19th century and the 20th century witnessed the birth of the artistic movement of the European Secession.
Last year, in the same exhibition venue, I visited the exhibition dedicated to The Nabis, Gauguin and the Italian avant-garde painting, and this year I returned there to enjoy this unique event.
Here is what I liked and which artworks you must know in order to understand the European Secession.
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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WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN: 4 CHILDREN-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS IN ITALY
When I travel together with my family I always search for museums which organize workshops for children which can transform a visit into an interesting experience able to satisfy both adults and children.
Here the 4 children-friendly museums in Italy.
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THE VENUS OF URBINO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOST SENSUAL PAINTING BY TITIAN
The Venus of Urbino is one of the most sensual paintings by Titian.
It was one of the most famous paintings of the 16th century, and there were many copies and reproductions over the following centuries.
Here are 5 things to know about The Venus of Urbino.
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