02/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Pablo Picasso | Cubist / Surrealist painter | Part. 2



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Pablo Picasso | Cubist / Surrealist painter | Part. 1



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Odilon Redon | Hommage a Goya, 1885 | The series




  • Title: Hommage a Goya*
  • Autor: Odilon Redon (1840-1916)*
  • Date: 1885
  • Style: Symbolism
  • Genre: Mythological painting
  • Media: Oil on cardboard, mounted on canvas
  • Location: Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection, Berlin
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01/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Odilon Redon | Apollo's Chariot, 1905-1916 | The Series





In 1878 Redon*, in a study of Delacroix*, praised that artist's ceiling in the Louvre showing the Chariot of Apollo, and in the same year he noted in his journal his admiration for a painting of Phaethon by Gustave Moreau*.
Between 1905 and 1916 Redon* devoted a number of oils, pastels and watercolors to the theme of horses of the sun, driven, according to classical mythology, by the god Apollo or his son Phaëthon.

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30/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Odilon Redon | Portrait of Marie Botkine, 1900 | Art in Detail





Portrait of Marie Botkine
Autor: Odilon Redon (1840-1916)*
Date: 1900
Style: Symbolism
Genre: Portrait
Media: Pastel, paper
Dimensions: 48 x 64 cm
Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

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29/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Tenaya Sims | Figurative painter






Tenaya Sims received a BFA in painting and drawing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After working several years as a graphic artist in the video games industry for Activision, he began his classical studies at the Jeff Watts* Atelier in Encinitas, CA.
He then moved to Seattle where he has completed four years of full-time study in the Gage Classical Atelier.

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Rosso Fiorentino | Pietà, 1538-1540 | Musée du Louvre





This is the only easel painting that can be dated with certainty to Rosso's* stay in France in 1530-40.
The cushions beneath Christ's body bear the blue alerions on an orange background of the coat of arms of Constable Anne de Montmorency, from whose château at Ecouen the Pietà was taken to the Louvre in the late 18th century. The marks visible on the bodies of Christ and St John are due to an initial, reversed composition - vsible under X-ray photography - which Rosso had blacked out.

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28/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Rosso Fiorentino | Mannerist painter





Giorgio Vasari* | Ritratto di Rosso Fiorentino*, 1572 ca., Firenze

Italian painter* and decorator, Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540)*, original name Giovanni Battista di Jacopo, was an exponent of the expressive style that is often called early, or Florentine Mannerism, and one of the founders of the Fontainebleau school.

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Rosso Fiorentino | Musician Angel, 1522 | Art in Detail





Playing putto /Musical Angel is a fragment of a lost altarpiece which probably depicted the Madonna and Child with Saints.
This little work belonging to the period of maturity of the artist.
In 1605 the picture was collocated in the Tribune beside the more precious masterworks Medici family had collected.

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27/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Pontormo | Sacra famiglia, 1515 | Art in Detail





Jacopo Carucci* (May 24, 1494 - January 2, 1557), usually known as simply Pontormo*, was not only an painter but also an sculptor from the Florentine School.
To him was attributed: The Holy Family, 1515, terracotta, h. 44 cm, exhibit in the Bode-Museum, Berlin, Germany.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and works by Pontormo, Pontormo | Mannerist painter ➤

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Pontormo | Mannerist painter





Jacopo da Pontormo*, original name Jacopo Carrucci (born May 24, 1494, Pontormo, near Empoli, Republic of Florence [Italy]-buried Jan. 2, 1557, Florence) Florentine painter* who broke away from High Renaissance* classicism to create a more personal, expressive style that is sometimes classified as early Mannerism*.

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26/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Michelangelo Buonarroti | High Renaissance | Sculpture






Michelangelo, in full Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (born March 6, 1475, Caprese, Republic of Florence [Italy]-died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal States) Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

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25/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Michelangelo | Bacchus, 1496-1497





Bacchus (1496-1497) is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo. The statue is somewhat over life-size and depicts Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, in a reeling pose suggestive of drunkenness. Commissioned by Raffaele Riario, a high-ranking Cardinal and collector of antique sculpture, it was rejected by him and was bought instead by Jacopo Galli, Riario’s banker and a friend to Michelangelo. Along with the Pietà the Bacchus is one of only two surviving sculptures from the artist's first period in Rome.

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Michelangelo | David, 1501-1504





David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501-1504 by Michelangelo.
It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)[a] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.
Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.

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24/11/16 Aggiornato il:

Cesare Augusto Detti | Genre painter





A painter from Spoleto who moved to Paris during the Belle Epoque, Cesare Augusto Detti (1847-1914) was an Italian artist, best known for his historical genre paintings in the nineteenth century.
Some of his works are included in the collections of the Uffizi and Galleria Borghese of Rome.
Augusto Detti, painter of portraits, scenes usually in costume, and historical subjects, was capable of intriguing a refined, erudite audience with his works. In the 1870s he moved to Paris, where he participated at many Salons and was continuously successful. His works can be seen today in important museums in Italy, as well as collections in America and France.

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