Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban by van Eyck

Jan van Eyck | Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban

Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in Red Turban (1433)

PORTRAIT OF A MAN IN A RED TURBAN BY VAN EYCK: DESCRIPTION AND CURIOUS FACTS

Who is the man in the painting Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban by van Eyck and why is he wearing a red turban?
This painting is shrouded in mystery, like other van Eyck’s works and all his life.
According to little information about van Eyck, he was a gifted artist, born in the second half of the 14th century.

In this post you’ll discover a painting which is maybe his self-portrait.

Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban by van Eyck 

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A bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet

Manet | bar delle Folies-Bergère

A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE BY MANET: DESCRIPTION, ANALYSIS AND CURIOUS FACTS

What is the barmaid depicted in the painting A bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet thinking about and what is she really looking at in front of her?
Questions that I often ask myself when looking at the last great masterpiece by Manet.

A bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet was the last painting Manet exhibited at the Paris Salon, in 1882. It was certainly the last major painting the artist did, and it is considered to be his artistic testament.

In this post you’ll find the analysis, description and some curious facts about the painting.

A bar at the Folies-Bergère by Manet

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The Clown by Renoir: analysis and curious facts about the painting

Renoir | il Clown

THE CLOWN BY RENOIR: ANALYSIS AND CURIOUS FACTS ABOUT THE PAINTING

Why is the Clown by Renoir a masterpiece?
It’s one of Renoir’s early works, painted long before other famous paintings considered to be masterpieces of Impressionist painters.

When I published the post about the Kröller-Müller Museum works I put the Clown by Renoir among the unmissable works, and after reading this post you’ll understand why.

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Roberta Maria Riccio Chirivino, known as Ri.Chi and the creative instant

Roberta Maria Riccio

ROBERTA MARIA RICCIO CHIRIVINO, KNOWN AS RI.CHI, AND THE CREATIVE INSTANT

Roberta Maria Riccio Chirivino, known as Ri.Chi, was born in Magenta, lives between Magenta and Milan, studied at the Sorbonne University and today possesses her own studio in Milan, in Brera.
Her works are the result of inspirations and cultural roots which find their fulfillment in a “creative instant” which transforms idea into work of art.

I interviewed Ri.Chi to know her better, to understand how her works come to life and her relationship with art history, the territory she works in and latest  technology.

An interview with Roberta Maria Riccio Chirivino, also known as Ri.Chi

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Women in the Garden by Monet: description and analysis of a masterpiece

Monet | Donne in giardino

WOMEN IN THE GARDEN BY MONET: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYIS OF A MASTERPIECE

Why is Women in the Garden by Monet a masterpiece?
It’s one of the first examples of plein air painting, a new technique in the art scene of the second half of the 19th century, which is at the base of Impressionist revolution.

The painting was rejected at the 1867 Salon because it was considered offensive and not well-finished; actually, this is one of the works that starts the overwhelming Impressionist revolution.
In this post you’ll find the description of the painting and the history of this masterpiece.

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