The Lady with an Ermine: 5 things to know

Leonardo da Vinci | Cecilia Gallerani

THE LADY WITH AN ERMINE: 5 THINGS TO KNOW AND WHO THE LADY PORTRAYED BY LEONARDO DA VINCI IS

What makes the Lady with an Ermine a real masterpiece? Which story does this painting tell? I’ll try to answer these questions by telling the story of this painting.

In this post I’ll accompany you to discover the painting known as the Lady with an Ermine, by describing the work in 5 points and leaving you, I hope, a great desire to know more about it and maybe to admire the canvas in person, in the museum exhibiting it.

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How Canaletto painted: 5 things to know

Canaletto | Il molo verso est con la colonna di S. Marco

Antonio Canal known as Canaletto, The Pier towards Riva degli Schiavoni with the Column of Saint Mark – Milan, Collection of Ancient Art and Pinacoteca of the Sforza Castle

HOW CANALETTO PAINTED: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

How did Canaletto paint his perfect vedute (city views) almost similar to photographs?
This is the first question I asked myself when for the first time I was in front of a work by Canaletto.

At that time I was at Ca’Rezzonico, the Museum of the 18th-century Venice, and starting from this simple question, I began carrying out a research on the world of Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, the leading exponent of Vedutismo and who spread throughout the world an image of Venice still present in the collective consciousness.

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Jan van Eyck’s works: 5 things to know

ritratto van Eyck

JAN VAN EYCK’S WORKS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Jan van Eyck’s works and some curiosities about the most influential and mysterious artist Western painting has ever had.
The perfection of Jan van Eyck’s works leaves you breathless and his technique is the forerunner of that used by many other great artists who will come after him.

In this post I’ll talk about van Eyck through 5 of his most beautiful works.
Which is your favourite painting among Jan van Eyck’s works?
Write it in your comments 🙂

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Giacomo Balla works and biography: 5 things to know

Giacomo Balla

GIACOMO BALLA WORKS AND BIOGRAPHY: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

I’ve been thinking about writing a post dedicated to Giacomo Balla works and life for a long time, because he was one of the most important artists of the 20thcentury, who for all his life continued to experiment new artistic languages and tried to find new ways to express his creativity.
According to Balla art had to pervade the world, exit the canvas and lay on everyday objects, transform everyone’s life, and mould the existence of anyone.

 

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