Space in the works of Sean Shanahan

Sean Shanahan

Le opere di Sean Shanahan in mostra a Milano

SPACE IN THE WORKS OF SEAN SHANAHAN

Sean Shanahan’s works interact with the environment, which is moulded and shaped to allow the message to release its full expressive force.
Sean Shanahan was born in Dublin in 1960 and from the beginning his research has focused on form and colour, which are the means of painting and his sole interest.

The works of Sean Shanahan

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The Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni

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THE PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II BY PIETRO ANNIGONI

An ‘iconic’ image of the 20th century, Pietro Annigoni’s Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was commissioned from the Italian artist between 1954 and 1955.
At the time, Elizabeth II was a young queen who had just ascended the throne and the artist was asked to create an official portrait that would describe not so much the person but the queen of an empire.

The Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

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Saint Francis by Orazio Gentileschi and the birth of Caravaggism

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SAINT FRANCIS BY ORAZIO GENTILESCHI AND THE BIRTH OF CARAVAGGISM

The painting depicting Saint Francis by Orazio Gentileschi, recently attributed to the artist, is a work of rare importance.
It testifies that the innovations developed in Rome by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, spread rapidly in the 17th century, together with the growing devotion to the Saint of Assisi.

Saint Francis by Orazio Gentileschi

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Andy Warhol, celebrities and the Factory

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ANDY WARHOL, CELEBRITIES AND THE FACTORY

Andy Warhol was a genius artist, a leading exponent of Pop Art but also an artist capable of revitalising an artistic genre considered outdated such as the portrait.
Andy Warhol’s relationship with celebrities and the organisation of his Factory allowed him to be an artist perfectly in his time but with an eye to the past.

Andy Warhol, Celebrities and the Factory

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The art of Hipgnosis on show at the Groninger Museum

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THE ART OF HIPGNOSIS ON SHOW AT THE GRONINGER MUSEUM

Groningen is a small town in the north of the Netherlands, unknown to most people, but home to one of the most important universities in the Netherlands and a city with a strong international identity, thanks mainly to the many students from all over the world who populate it every year.
The Groninger Museum is the main local museum, housing a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

From 19 January to 14 May 2023, The art of Hipgnosis takes place, an exhibition at the Groningen Museum dedicated to the Hipgnosis graphics studio, which contributed to music history in the 1970s by designing the covers of the most famous hit albums of the great rock bands, at a time when photoshop did not yet exist.

Music fans and not only, hurry up!
This exhibition is a trip down memory lane, to the notes of the most legendary tracks by your favourite bands.

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