05/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Donatello | The marble David, 1409





Donatello*, in his early twenties, was commissioned to carve a statue of David in 1408, to top one of the buttresses of Florence Cathedral, though it was never to be placed there. Nanni di Banco was commissioned to carve a marble statue of Isaiah, at the same scale, in the same year.
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04/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Ricardo Celma, 1975 | Art Nouveau style painter





Ricardo Celma was born in Buenos Aires. His artistic vocation showed up at the early age of 5 when he started attending to an art workshop and he continued to do so for 20 years.
He was taught by Susana Mármol (1981-1982), Marcelo Plaza (1982-1983), José Alberto Marchi (1983-1985, 1990-1991), Claudio Barragán (1985-1986, 1989), Julio Barragán (1989), Carlos Fels (1991-1992), Alejandro Boim - 1997, scholarship granted by the National School of Fine Arts P.P.

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Rosanne Pomerleau, 1958 | Figurative painter






Born in Ascot Corner.
Training: Self-taught painter.
Achievements: Solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States.
Honours: Prize of Excellence in 1986, silver medal in watercolour and Prize for Excellence in pastel at the Amsterdam Art International Exhibition in California, U.S.A.
The Selected works of art were exhibited in San Francisco in October 1998.
Member of the American Society of Portrait Artists since 1998.
Collections: Her work is part of public and private collections all over the world.

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03/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Rafal Olbinski, 1943 | Surrealist painter





Rafał Olbiński is a Polish-born illustrator, painter and educator, living in the United States.
Olbiński graduated from the architecture program of the Warsaw University of Technology in 1969.
Olbiński immigrated to the United States in 1981, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer.

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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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