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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Gustave Courbet works and life: 5 things to know

 Gustave Courbet | autoritratto

GUSTAVE COURBET WORKS AND LIFE: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

I could write of Gustave Courbet works and life for days.
His most famous painting is “L’ Origine du monde” (“The origin of world”), so revolutionary and transgressive that has been censored because it depicts with a realism never seen before where we come from (you’ll find the image of the painting at the end of the post).

Gustave Courbet is known for being the most important artist of Realism and the source of inspiration for the Impressionist painters.

 

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Gustav Klimt: 5 things to know

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GUSTAV KLIMT

Gustav Klimt was the protagonist of the Vienna Secession movement, and the driving force of a renewal of European art.

He painted fascinating society women wrapped in thick decorations, but he was also the author of bright mosaics and majestic allegories.

5 things to know about Gustav Klimt

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