Have you ever thought about the appeal of the Liberty style in Italy and how it shaped the Italian architectural aesthetic of the early 20th century? With this post, I invite you to immerse yourself in a fascinating journey that takes us back to an elegant and lively era.
The Art Nouveau style, a well-known evolution of French Art Nouveau, is an artistic movement that took root in Italy, reflecting the desire for freedom and advocating a return to the beauty of nature in an era dominated by industrialisation.
The charm of Liberty style in Italy between history and elegance
If you think art can dialogue with modern social trends, you are in the right place.
Today I want to tell you about an Uffizi initiative halfway between history and artistic innovation, where the art of the past meets contemporary trends. The Uffizi Museum in Florence, a true cultural gem, is experiencing a renaissance thanks to the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. This article, focusing on the “Uffizi Self-Portraits”, explores how this iconic museum is rewriting the rules of art exhibition.
FROM UFFIZI SELF-PORTRAITS TO SELFIES
Goya’s Saturn devouring his children is one of those paintings that does not allow the eye to turn elsewhere, despite the fact that the image is terrifying.
Have you ever stood in front of a work of art like this that horrified you but did not allow you to stop looking?
Art, in its purest expression, possesses the unique ability to make us reflect, question and sometimes even disturb. One of the artists who best embodied this expressive power is undoubtedly Francisco Goya, a major figure between the 18th and 19th centuries who continues to influence art and culture in our own day.
Goya’s Saturn devouring his children: analysis and trivia
Have you ever wondered what hidden treasures lie behind Milan’s great monuments and palaces? With its rich history and majestic architecture, Milan holds many surprises. We often stop at the most famous wonders, such as Milan Cathedral, forgetting those gems, hidden just a few steps away, waiting to be discovered.
Beyond the Duomo, the surprising Church of San Gottardo in Milan
Do you know Victor Horta?
If you feel like discovering a unique artist and want to immerse yourself in his world, I recommend visiting his house in Brussels.
Victor Horta’s House is an architectural masterpiece that embodies the essence of the Art Nouveau style. Designed and built between 1898 and 1901 by Horta, a visionary Belgian architect, this residence reflects an innovative approach to the design of living spaces.
Today, it is a UNESCO heritage site and a museum open to the public that bookmirror_ Chiara Bressan visited for us. Chiara has already told us about the wonders of James Ensor‘s house in Ostend of the Adornesdomein in Bruges and the Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse, and now she describes another extraordinary house.museum. I am happy to share his experience in the blog, which will probably make you want to go to Belgium.
Discovering Victor Horta’s House Museum in Brussels