MADONNA OF THE CHAIR BY RAPHAEL: CURIOUS FACTS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PAINTING
In the Madonna of the Chair Raphael describes one of the most delicate and tender scenes of all his artistic production.
It seems that this painting emanates an infinite tenderness that I could hardly resist when I was in front of it and I exchanged glances with the Virgin Mary and Child.
Raphael’s life was short, he died at the early age of 37, but he was the interpreter of an ideal of beauty and harmony that never goes out of fashion, and in this post I’ll describe the Madonna of the Chair by Raphael, I’ll tell you some curious facts and I’ll explain where you can admire this work.
Madonna of the Chair by Raphael
DAVID BY BERNINI: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
When I saw David by Bernini for the first time I didn’t know anything about art history and the artist who carved it.
I was a little child and my parents dragged me to the museum housing it, and the statue seemed beautiful to me; rather it reminded me another sculpture, which a few years later I found out that it was called “Discobolus”.
In this post I’ll tell you 5 things to know about David by Bernini and I’ll explain why this work is so extraordinary.
5 things to know about David by Bernini
THE BRIDAL CHAMBER BY MANTEGNA: CURIOUS FACTS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
Admiring the Bridal Chamber by Mantegna in Mantua is always thrilling and, even though I’ve already seen it, every time I enter this room is like the first time.
I arrived on a cold January morning after a tour discovering works by Giulio Romano in Mantua and in this post I’ll tell you curious facts about one of the great masterpieces to see in Mantua, the Bridal Chamber by Mantegna.
The Bridal Chamber by Mantegna: curious facts and description of the
ECSTASY OF SAINT TERESA BY BERNINI: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini, also known as “Transverberation of Saint Teresa”, is the work than more than others describes the religiousness of the 17th century, made up of mystical experiences which involve both spirit and body.
In this post I’ll talk about the work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 5 points.
5 things to know about the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini
Vault of the Church of Saint Ignatius by Andrea Pozzo
THE VAULT OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT IGNATIUS IN ROME AND THE TRIUMPH OF ILLUSIONISTIC PAINTING: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
In 1685 Andrea Pozzo, an artist and Jesuit scholar, was commissioned to decorate the vault of the Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome.
His optical illusion effects give birth to a decoration that still today leave people speechless, and in this post you’ll find 5 things to know about the vault of the Church of Saint Ignatius made by Andrea Pozzo.
5 things to know about the vault of the Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome