Silvestro Lega, Le bambine che fanno le signore (1872) – Istituto Matteucci,Viareggio
WOMEN IN MACCHIAIOLI’S WORKS: THE MASTERPIECES TO KNOW AND WOMEN’S ROLE
The success of Macchiaioli’s works depends certainly on beauty of their paintings, but the role played by women was decisive, too.
Woman enters Macchiaioli’s paintings in a brand new way, and the success depends also on the strength of some special women.
Macchiaioli’s works and women’s role
ART IN THE 19TH CENTURY BETWEEN NATURE AND EMOTION
What does it change in art world in the 19thcentury and what do artists want?
It’s an important historic period, where art enters a new phase.
Clients and also artists change: artists want to transfer their feelings on their works.
In this post I’ll talk about art in the 19th century.
Art in the 19th century
Giuseppe De Curtis – Dream in Venice, 1890. Tempera on canvas, 130 x 145 cm
Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Photo Giusti Claudio, Florence
ART NOUVEAU STYLE IN NAPLES: ARTISTS AND WORKS
What was Art Nouveau style in Naples and who are the most important artists?
A new artistic style which spread all over Europe, between the late 19th century and the early 20th century, with its sinuous shapes inspired by nature.
At that time Naples was a cosmopolitan city and open to novelties, not very different from Paris and, therefore, embraced Art Nouveau style in all its variations.
Art Nouveau style in Naples will be a revolution!
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Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi
ART OF THE 18TH CENTURY: ARTISTS, WORKS AND THE CLASSICAL IDEAL
The Art of the 18th century is characterized by the transition from Baroque and Rococo to Neoclassicism.
It’s the century of revolutions, from American to French to industrial ones, but is also the century of Enlightenment and great archaeological discoveries.
So, in a climate of great changes, the art of the 18th century developed new ideas and great masterpieces were created.
Art of the 18th century
ART IN THE 17TH CENTURY BETWEEN BAROQUE AND CLASSICISM
Understanding the art in the 17th century means discovering two great artistic movements: Baroque and Classicism.
Two different ways to communicate and make art that I’ll explain in this post.
Art in the 17th century