Who is Robert Indiana, life of a revolutionary artist

Robert Indiana: Exploding Numbers, 1964–66, Oil on canvas. Four panels: 1: 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm) 2: 24 × 24 in. (61 × 61 cm) 3: 36 × 36 in. (91.4 × 91.4 cm) 4: 48 × 48 in. (121.9 × 121.9 cm) Photo: Courtesy of Tom Powel Imaging, New York; Artwork© 2024 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), Courtesy The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative

How can art encapsulate the complexities of the human condition and the simplicity of shapes, words and numbers? Robert Indiana is the artist who more than any other has been able to transform simple everyday signs into pure art.

Life of Robert Indiana

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Dadamaino: the works of an art icon

Have you ever heard of Dadamaino, the Milanese artist who has redefined the boundaries of Italian and international art since the late 1950s?
In the constantly evolving artistic universe, few have been able to express so powerfully the sense of research and reflection on existence as Dadamaino.
In this post I take you on a discovery of this extraordinary artist.

Dadamaino: the works

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Cosroe Dusi’s Romeo and Juliet: a rediscovered masterpiece

Cosroe Dusi, Giulietta e Romeo, 1838 ca. Olio su tela, cm 218 x 164. Casa di Giulietta, Musei Civici di Verona. Archivio Fotografico dei Musei Civici. Ph BAMSphoto

To witness the rediscovery of a work of art is always a great thrill, especially if it is a painting that had been missing for centuries. This is what happened at Juliet’s House in Verona, one of the most iconic places linked to the tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet.
A priceless artistic treasure has finally returned home: the 1838 painting of Romeo and Juliet by Cosroe Dusi, a work in which the Venetian painter depicted the sweet nocturnal encounter between the two lovers, a universal symbol of love and passion, in the house of the young Capulet.

Romeo and Juliet by Cosroe Dusi

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Life and works of Francesco Hayez

Francesco Hayez, autoritratto

Francesco Hayez, autoritratto

Did you know that to know the life and works of Francesco Hayez is to know Romantic art in depth, which shaped Italian culture?

Born in Venice in 1791 and died in Milan in 1882, Hayez is the artist of Italian Romanticism par excellence. He was in fact an undisputed protagonist of the era that saw the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism, becoming the most representative Italian painter of the latter style. Hayez was not only an artist as he played a fundamental role in the unification of Italy with his works full of symbols and strong patriotic sentiment.

Everything you need to know about the life and works of Francesco Hayez

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Robert Indiana’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2024

Robert Indiana. The Sweet Mystery, 1960-62. Oil on canvas. 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Photo: Courtesy of Tom Powel Imaging, New York; Artwork: © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd./Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Have you ever had the chance to see up close the works of Robert Indiana, the artist who redefined the boundaries of contemporary art?
From April 17 to November 24, 2024, Venice becomes the stage on which the life and work of Robert Indiana, one of the giants of contemporary art, are explored in a must-see exhibition. “Robert Indiana. The Sweet Mystery” takes place at the Procuratie Vecchie in St. Mark’s Square, Venice, and one of the collateral events of the 60th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2024.

Curated by Matthew Lyons and presented by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this exhibition is a journey through the art of Robert Indiana, from his youth to the present day, through themes such as spirituality, identity, and the human condition.
In this post I tell you about the event and why Robert Indiana is a central figure in the contemporary art scene.

Robert Indiana at the Venice Biennale 2024

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