Self-Portrait by Van Gogh: 5 things to know

SELF-PORTRAIT BY VAN GOGH: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

I’ve been wanting to write a post about the Self-Portrait by Van Gogh for a long time, but I had a problem: which one of his several self-portraits should I have described?

Throughout his life Van Gogh painted about 40 self-portraits and each one seems to be a new study on himself and his anguished soul.
In this post I’ll tell you how and why Van Gogh decided to portray himself so often and I’ll show you which Self-Portrait by Van Gogh I prefer.

Self-Portrait by Van Gogh: 5 things you need to know 

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The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch: 5 things to know

THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS BY BOSCH: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

What is exactly a Garden of Earthly Delights?
I always imagined it as a lawn, illuminated by the summer sun, where men live in peace with nature.
Also Hieronymus Bosch imagined his own Garden of Earthly Delights, and depicted it in a painting difficult to understand.

In this post you’ll find 5 things you must know about the most complex and mysterious work by Bosch.

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The Maja desnuda and the Maja vestida: 5 things to know

Goya | Maja desnuda | Maja vestida

THE MAJA DESNUDA AND THE MAJA VESTIDA: 5 THINGS TO KNOW AND WHO THE WOMAN PORTRAYED BY GOYA IS

Why are the Maja desnuda and the Maja vestida so famous? What makes these two paintings so appealing?
The answer to these questions is in their story which holds more mysteries than certainties.

In this post I’ ll lead you to the discovery of the Maja desnuda and the Maja vestida, by describing these two canvasses in 5 points, and I hope you’ ll feel the desire to admire them in person.

The Maja desnuda and the Maja vestida: 5 things to know

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Las Meninas by Velázquez: 5 things to know

Las Meninas | Diego Velázquez

               LAS MENINAS BY VELÁZQUEZ: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Las Meninas by Velázquez is one of the most important masterpieces of European art.
Commissioned by the Spanish royal family, the painting displays a scene of life at court, by turning the point of view upside down and giving the viewer the feeling of participating in the scene.

Are you ready to discover the story and curiosities about this painting?
Here are 5 things to know about Las Meninas by Velázquez.

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Vermeer’s Milkmaid: description and meaning of the painting

Vermeer | Lattaia

VERMEER’S MILKMAID: DESCRIPTION AND MEANING OF THE PAINTING

What does Vermeer’s Milkmaid represent?  A maid pouring some milk from a jug, you may say!
The question may be insignificant, but is that which makes this painting a masterpiece?
In this post I’ll try to answer this question, being aware that this is a painting arousing several feelings and emotions.
For example, what do you feel in front of this painting? Are you in ecstasy or do you remain indifferent?
Let me know your impressions in the comments. In the meanwhile read my post 🙂

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