TINTORETTO, LIFE AND WORKS OF JACOPO ROBUSTI: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
If I say Tintoretto which work does come to your mind?
His works are a novelty in the Venice and Italian art scene of the 16th century and still today his style amazes you and you can’t remain indifferent before his paintings.
He was able to stand out in a highly competitive environment, in one of the largest cities in Europe.
In this post you’ll find 5 things you must know about Tintoretto.
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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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THE TURKISH BATH BY INGRES: EVERYTHING YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE PAINTING
The Turkish Bath by Ingres is an exercise of imagination!
It’s one of those masterpieces originated from the creative mind of a great artist who, inspired by the description given by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, wife of the British ambassador to Turkey, painted a Turkish bath exactly like he imagined it, and without ever having seen one.
In this post I want to tell you some curiosities about this painting.
The Turkish Bath by Ingres
SELF-PORTRAIT BY RAPHAEL: DESCRIPTION AND CURIOSITIES ABOUT A MASTERPIECE
I’ve often been before the Self-Portrait by Raphael, never in the city housing it (Florence) but always on the occasion of exhibitions of various kinds.
This self-portrait is charming and Raphael’s look is the sweetest you can imagine.
In this post I’ll analyze the work and describe this painting, also thanks to some curiosities, but I’ll also make a list of all works where Raphael painted his self-portrait.
Self-Portrait by Raphael
THE GRANDE ODALISQUE BY INGRES: MEANING AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PAINTING
In front of a beautiful woman such as the Grande Odalisque by Ingres I can’t help wondering who she is and why an artist decided to paint her giving her immortality.
After describing The Source by Ingres I decided to write a new post about a work by Ingres to make its meaning clear and to describe it, even though the magic of this painting remains, and like me, you could continue to imagine the story of this woman.
The Grande Odalisque by Ingres