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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Brussels museums: those you must see

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BRUSSELS MUSEUMS: THOSE YOU MUST SEE

Brussels museums. Which ones should you visit to discover the capital of Belgium starting from its works of art and artists?
In the post dedicated to Flemish painting: a tour among the masterpieces of Flanders I made a list of Flemish masterpieces you can admire in Brussels, but now I want to make a list of its beautiful museums you should visit.

If you’re looking for inspiration for what to see during your next trip to Brussels, you’re in the right place. Here is where to go.

Brussels museums and monuments to see

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Brera Art Gallery: the masterpieces you must see

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BRERA ART GALLERY WORKS: WHAT YOU MUST SEE

The Brera Art Gallery, works and artists of one of the most beautiful art collections in Italy and the most important art museum in Milan. An unmissable destination for art lovers but especially for those who want to visit the city of Milan and not to miss the works of art it houses.

The tour leading to the discovery of the works of the Brera Art Gallery consists of 38 halls and illustrates the evolution of western art throughout the centuries.
However, there are some unmissable works and during the visit it is worth stopping five more minutes in front of the great masterpieces of this museum.
That’s why I decided to make a list of the works you can’t miss.

Brera Art Gallery works:  the unmissable masterpieces 

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Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary: exhibitions, events and new books

LEONARDO DA VINCI 500TH ANNIVERSARY: EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS

Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary. It was May 2, 1519 when Amboise died one of the most brilliant minds of humanity, after living a long life and leaving very few works.

After writing the post Works by Leonardo: where the most beautiful works are housed now I’ll tell you what awaits us in 2019 to celebrate this myth of art.
There are many initiatives around the world, from exhibitions to documentaries to books.
In this list you find what I think is most important, but of course in the comments you can report other events that may be interesting for other readers 🙂

Leonardo da Vinci 500th anniversary

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The Grande Odalisque by Ingres: meaning and description

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THE GRANDE ODALISQUE BY INGRES: MEANING AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PAINTING

In front of a beautiful woman such as the Grande Odalisque by Ingres I can’t help wondering who she is and why an artist decided to paint her giving her immortality.

After describing The Source by Ingres I decided to write a new post about a work by Ingres to make its meaning clear and to describe it, even though the magic of this painting remains, and like me, you could continue to imagine the story of this woman.

The Grande Odalisque by Ingres

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