Tne Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael: analysis and meaning

Raphael | Marriage of the Virgin

Raphael, The Marriage of the Virgin

THE MARRIAGE OF THE VIRGIN BY RAPHAEL: ANALYSIS AND MEANING

What is the meaning of The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael and why is it important to know it?
This painting marks the final part of Raphael’s early period and the beginning of his artistic maturity.
Here is what you need to know

Analysis and meaning of The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael

Continue reading

The Arnolfini Portrait: curious facts and description

Jan Van Eyck | Arnolfini Portrait

Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait

THE ARNOLFINI PORTRAIT: CURIOUS FACTS, DESCRIPTION AND WHERE TO ADMIRE THE PAINTING

What story and what mysteries are hidden in the Arnolfini Portrait?
It’s one of Jan van Eyck’s masterpieces, and it’s certainly one of my favourite, because it’s extremely complex and full of symbolic meanings.
I might spend hours looking at it!

In this post you’ll find the description and curious facts about the painting and all usuful information to admire it in person, in the museum housing it.

The Arnolfini Portrait

Continue reading

La Velata by Raphael: curiosity and description of the painting

Raffaello Sanzio | La Velata

LA VELATA BY RAPHAEL: WHO THE WOMAN LOVED BY RAPHAEL WAS AND WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE PAINTING

Who was the Velata by Raphael and why did he portray her?
Is it true that she was the woman loved by the artist?
There are many theories about the identity of the Velata by Raphael but only one is considered the most plausible.

In this post you’ll find the description of the painting and I’ll tell you what we know for certain about it, that you should admire in the museum housing it.

The Velata by Raphael

Continue reading

Bernardo Bellotto: 5 things to know

Bernardo Bellotto | View of Vienna

Bernardo Bellotto, View of Vienna from The Belvedere

BERNARDO BELLOTTO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Who was Bernardo Bellotto and how did he continue to develop Vedutismo, whose main proponent was Canaletto, his master?
It wasn’t easy for Bellotto to be a painter and cope with the comparison with the famous artist who was his master and uncle, as well.
Maybe for this reason at a certain point of his life he left Venice and began travelling, finding fame and glory working for the European courts.

In this post you’ll find the life of Bernardo Bellotto in 5 points, to know better this artist.

5 things to know about the life of Bernardo Bellotto

Continue reading

Georges de La Tour’s works: his most beautiful paintings

Georges de La Tour | dettaglio Natività

GEORGES DE LA TOUR’S WORKS: HIS MOST BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS AND WHERE TO SEE THEM

Georges de La Tour’s works to know in order to discover the real beauty of his art.
In this post I made a list of the most beautiful paintings of the artist who was able to re-elaborate in an original way Caravaggio’s lesson, without imitating him but developing a brand new language.

What does it impress you of Georges de La Tour’s works?
The light trying to pierce the darkness, the silent calm and the mystery of his scenes which seem to be the prelude of events full of emotions.

Georges de La Tour’s works

Continue reading