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

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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

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Magdalene with the Smoking Flame by Georges de La Tour

Maddalena penitente | Georges de la Tour

MAGDALENE WITH THE SMOKING FLAME BY GEORGES DE LA TOUR: MEANING AND WHERE TO SEE IT

What is the secret that makes Magdalene with the Smoking Flame by Georges de La Tour a charming painting?
Certainly the light but also the enveloping darkness, peculiar features of Georges de La Tour’s painting made up of characters lit by a simple candle, silent faces and absorbed in their own thoughts.

Where to see Magdalene with the Smoking Flame by Georges de La Tour and meaning of the painting

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Georges de La Tour: 5 things to know about his life

Georges de La Tour | St. Joseph

Georges de La Tour, Joseph the Carpenter- Louvre

GEORGES DE LA TOUR: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIS LIFE

All over the world the works attributed to Georges de La Tour are little more than 30, and none is housed in Italy.
But his paintings possess the same passion and theatricality of Caravaggio’s works.

Did Georges de La Tour and Caravaggio meet or did the French artist see Michelangelo Merisi’s works in Italy?
Little is known about the life and career of this artist which seems to have been successful.
In this post I’ll tell you his biography, or at least what is known, in 5 points.

The life of Georges de La Tour in 5 points

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La Fornarina by Raphael: who she was and where to admire the painting

Raffaello | La Fornarina

LA FORNARINA BY RAPHAEL: WHO SHE WAS AND WHERE TO ADMIRE THE PAINTING

Which story does la Fornarina by Raphael tell and who is the young woman made immortal by this painting?
Stories of any kind have circulated about this painting and for this reason this work has become legendary.

We don’t know almost anything about the true identity of La Fornarina, but theories are many and, as always happen in these cases, people can build a story as they wish.
In this post I’ll tell you who the girl painted by Raphael was, according to the main theories, and where you can admire the painting today.

La Fornarina by Raphael

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