Klimt’s Salome or Judith II: Description and Curiosities

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Klimt’s Judith II, also known as Salome, is a work imbued with mystery and power.
Created in 1909, it is the second version of a subject Gustav Klimt had already tackled. This fascinating and provocative depiction of the biblical heroine mixes beauty and strength, emphasising the eternal appeal of the figure of Judith.

In this post, I will tell you the story of the work and the subject it represents, exploring the world of Klimt and the many interpretations that this work, which is now part of the collection of the International Gallery of Modern Art at Ca’ Pesaro in Venice, has aroused over the years.

Klimt’s Salome or Judith II

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Landscape with Wheat Sheaves and Rising Moon

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It was 8 May 1889 when Vincent Van Gogh asked to be admitted to the asylum at Saint-Paul-de- Mausole.
It was a conscious choice on his part because he realised that he had to change something in his life and in his mind. His is an extreme desire to regain a serenity he has lost or, more likely, never known.

When the doors of the Saint-Paul-de- Mausole asylum open for him, he begins a journey to try to find serenity and balance, but he continues his work as an artist.

Landscape with Wheat Sheaves and Rising Moon

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The Miró Constellations: what they are and what they represent

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Mirò, La Scala della fuga

Miró’s Constellations are a series of paintings, made between 1940 and 1950, in which the artist mixes painting and visual poetry.

The Constellations are characterised by an explosion of bright colours and fluid lines, creating a sense of movement and mystery. Each work seems to tell an abstract and symbolic story, with shapes that blend and overlap each other.
In this post I show you the most important works in the series and explain what they represent.

The Miró Constellations

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Tiepolo’s Wedding Allegory at Ca’ Rezzonico: Description and Meaning

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There is a stunning fresco in a museum in Venice, it is Tiepolo’s Wedding Allegory at Ca’ Rezzonico and it gives its name to the room in which it is located.
The work was created by Giambattista Tiepolo in collaboration with his son Giandomenico and Gerolamo Mengozzi, known as il Colonna, his trusted quadraturista, in 1757.

The commission for the fresco was prestigious.
In fact, the Rezzonico family contacted Tiepolo and entrusted him with this commission because Ludovico, nephew of Pope Clement XIII, was about to marry Faustina Savorgnan, from a wealthy family of Friulian origin.
Tiepolo had to celebrate the Rezzonico, who had a member of the Pope’s family and, with a new marriage just around the corner, could only see a bright future full of glory.

Tiepolo’s Wedding Allegory at Ca’ Rezzonico: Description and Meaning

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Life and works of Miró: 5 things to know

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Joan Miró, the 20th century Catalan artist, left an indelible mark on the art world with his abstract painting and unique style. But how much do we really know about him?
In this article, we will discover five things to know about Joan Miró’s life and works. From his beginnings to his free and spontaneous artistic research, we will discover the curiosities and distinctive traits of this visionary artist.

A journey through Mirò’s life and works that will lead you to discover his extraordinary contribution to modern art.

Life and works of Mirò

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