Rosso Fiorentino: the visionary of Mannerism who revolutionized Renaissance art

Rosso Fiorentino | Putto che suona

Rosso Fiorentino, Putto che suona

Have you ever asked who was the artist who, along with Pontormo, revolutionized the world of Renaissance art in Florence? 
In this post we will explore together the life the works of Rosso Fiorentino, one of the most emblematic figures of early Mannerism in Florence.

Famous for his unusual and revolutionary art, Rosso Fiorentino (Giovanni Battista di Jacopo) left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape by proposing an aesthetic outside the traditional mold.
Here is how this painter, who was born in Florence in 1495 and died in Fontainebleau in 1540, influenced the course of Italian art and beyond.

Rosso Fiorentino: the visionary of Mannerism

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The Visual Metamorphosis of Alexa Meade

While many artists over the past five centuries have focused their efforts on perfecting techniques for painting on flat surfaces, Alexa Meade has boldly embraced the opposite of this established tradition. With no academic training in art or painting classes behind her, Meade embarked on her extraordinary journey in 2009 after completing her studies in political science.

His artistic project focused on creating innovative techniques that would allow three-dimensional objects to be painted in such a way as to simulate the appearance of two-dimensional images. What makes this creative proposal of his interesting is the artful use of black paint and liquid latex.
This combination allowed three-dimensional objects to be transformed into two-dimensional visual compositions, requiring meticulous attention to cover human skin without forming unwanted cracks.

Impressions in Motion. The Visual Metamorphosis of Alexa Meade.

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Life of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance genius

 

Have you ever wondered how Leonardo da Vinci’s life could have left such an indelible mark on the history of art and science?
Leonardo da Vinci is the genius of the Renaissance, no one doubts it, but what he achieved during his lifetime has spanned the centuries like a beacon of ingenuity and creativity.

In this post we will explore the extraordinary life of Leonardo da Vinci, a man who challenged the limits of his time and became immortal.

Life of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance genius

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Two works one story: the masterpieces of Alberto Martini and the Story of Wally Toscanini

Alberto Martini, Ritratto di Wally Toscanini, collezione privata

Have you ever heard of a love so overwhelming that it defied the social conventions of its time, immortalized through art?
There are two portraits, executed by Alberto Martini, that tell an “impossible” and deeply touching love story: that between Wally Toscanini, the rebellious daughter of the famous conductor Arturo Toscanini, and Count Emanuele di Castelbarco, a man of high nobility and already married.

These masterpieces not only represent the visual essence of a forbidden bond but also reveal a social and cultural context in which love tries to prevail over every obstacle.
In this post, I take you on a tour of a tormented love story through the works of Alberto Martini, highlighting how art and passion can intertwine in an unforgettable tale.

Alberto Martini and the Story of Wally Toscanini

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Discovering the San Marino Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024 with the works of Eddie Martinez

Have you ever visited the San Marino Pavilion at the Venice Biennale? The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2024 awaits you with a pavilion that promises to capture the attention of thought-provoking reflections. 

Located at the Forge of the Future in Venice, from April 20 to November 24, 2024, the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino will headline it with “Nomader,” a project curated by Alison M. Gingeras and created by artist Eddie Martinez.

San Marino Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024 with works by Eddie Martinez

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