Michelangelo’s Pietà : 5 things to know about the Vatican Pietà

MICHELANGELO’ S PIETÀ: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE VATICAN PIETÀ

If I think of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the first work of art that comes to my mind is Michelangelo’s Pietà. What about you?
It is impossible for you to enter St. Peter’s Basilica and not to notice one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the most poetic and marvellous sculpture ever created.

Are you curious to find out Michelangelo’s most beautiful sculpture in 5 points? Let’s go!

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Tintoretto life and works: 5 things to know

Tintoretto | autoritratto

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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How Canaletto painted: 5 things to know

Canaletto | Il molo verso est con la colonna di S. Marco

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: description and curiosities about the painting

bagno turco | Ingres

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

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Self-Portrait by Raphael: description and curiosities about a masterpiece

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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

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