Neoclassicism: what it is and when it developed

Jacques-Louis David| ll giuramento degli Orazi

Jacques-Louis David, ll giuramento degli Orazi, 1785. Image source: wikipedia.it

NEOCLASSICISM: WHAT IT IS AND WHEN IT DEVELOPED

In my blog I’ve often mentioned Neoclassicism. It happened when I talked about my visit to the exhibition “From Hayez to Boldini” in Brescia, and when I showed you the images of the new rooms dedicated to Antonio Canova at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.
I’ve been thinking about a post dedicated to Neoclassicism for a while, in order to explain once and for all in which period this movement developed and who the major artists of this movement are.

In this post you’ll find a definition of Neoclassicism.

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Caravaggio on exhibition in Milan

Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto | Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto, 1596-1597. Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Roma © 2017 Amministrazione Doria Pamphilj s.r.l.

CARAVAGGIO ON EXHIBITION IN MILAN

One of the most long-awaited exhibitions of autumn 2017 is the exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio in Milan.
It doesn’t often happen that you have the chance to admire so many works by Michelangelo Merisi all together.

The exhibition Inside Caravaggio housed at the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace) in Milan from September 29th 2017 to January 28th 2018 will feature18 masterpieces.

READ ALSO: The life of Caravaggio, 5 things to know.

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Didactic workshop: contemporary art for children

arte bambini | musei Venezia

DIDACTIC WORKSHOPS: CONTEMPORARY ART FOR CHILDREN

After telling you what books I use to introduce “my princesses” to art, in this post I’ll explain what didactic workshops organized in Venice by the Pinault Foundation to introduce children to contemporary art are.

In fact, until December 3rd 2017 “Treasure from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”, crazy and spectacular exhibition by Damien Hirst, is on view at the venues of the Foundation in Venice.
As I wrote in the post in which I talked about my visit (read about Damien Hirst in Venice), I liked the exhibition, and because I believe that it’s one-of-a-kind event, I decided to take “my princesses” to see it, and obviously I seized the moment and I saw the exhibition again.

I booked one of the workshops organized by the Palazzo Grassi Museum and Punta della Dogana Museum and dedicated to small visitors, and I addressed some questions to Alexis Sornin, responsible for didactic activities.
Here is what she told me.

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The Uffizi Gallery: how to book your ticket

uffizi | musei Firenze

THE UFFIZI GALLERY: HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET AND SKIP THE LINE

No trip to Florence is complete without visiting the Uffizi Gallery, which offers the most complete overview on the Renaissance and a spectacular view on the Arno River.
Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli are some of the famous artists you can admire there with their masterpieces. Of course, you can’t see everything with only one visit, but there are some works you can’t miss at the Uffizi Gallery.

In this post I’ll explain how to book your ticket and how to skip the line at the Uffizi Gallery.

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Monet in Rome

Claude Monet | Nymphéas

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Nymphéas, 1916-1919.

MONET IN ROME

Every year an exhibition dedicated to Monet is arranged, but the one which is about to arrive in Rome on October 19th at the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome promises to be different from the others.

On view about 60 works painted by the father of Impressionism, coming from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, which are a journey into his life and artistic career.
For your reservation read at the end of this post.

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