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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An itinerary in the Netherlands in the footsteps of Rembrandt

Ronda di notte | Rembrandt

AN ITINERARY IN THE NETHERLANDS FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF REMBRANDT: WHERE TO FIND HIS WORKS

A post dedicated to the major artist of the Dutch Golden Age with an itinerary in the Netherlands in the footsteps of Rembrandt.
Where to find his works and which are those you shouldn’t miss if you visit the Netherlands? And is it possibile to admire Rembrandt’s paintings also from home?

In this post you’ll find his masterpieces but also how you can admire them with a simple click.

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Dutch art in Italy: the works of the Dutch masters and where to find them

Rembrandt | Galleria Corsini

DUTCH ART IN ITALY: THE WORKS OF THE DUTCH MASTERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

From Hieronymus Bosch to Mondrian, and from Rembrandt to van Gogh: do you know that you can admire Dutch art in Italy?
Some Dutch masterpieces are housed in Italian museums and will make you have an amazing journey into Dutch art without crossing national borders.

In this post you’ll find a list of the major masterpieces of Dutch art in Italy and where to find them.
In the previous episode dedicated to Dutch art I had shown the works of the Kröller-Müller museum in Otterlo.

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