10/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Leonardo da Vinci | De' panni e modo di vestir le figure con grazia e degli abiti e nature de' panni



Trattato della Pittura* - Parte quarta

  • 517. De' panni che vestono le figure.
I panni che vestono le figure debbono mostrare di essere abitati da esse figure. Con breve circuizione mostrare l'attitudine e moto di tali figure e fuggire le confusioni di molte pieghe, e massime sopra i rilievi, acciocché sieno cogniti.
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Frida Kahlo: "I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone.."





"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.."



"Dipingo me stessa perché passo molto tempo da sola e sono il soggetto che conosco meglio.."
- Frida Kahlo*



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The Garmash | Romantic Impressionist / Plein Air painters | Part. 3




Mikhail (1969) and Inessa Garmash (1972) - Husband and Wife Team - Romantic Impressionists.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Garmashs' see:
For other works by Garmashs' see:
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08/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Angelo Batti, 1933 | Figurative painter





Italian painter* Angelo Batti, was born in Sora -Frosinone in 1933. After art school, he attended the studio dell'acquerellista German, John Brasch, graduated from the Academy of Berlin. Knowledge with teacher Michele Giordano, the favorite pupil of Striccoli Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, refines the technique that is successfully its youthful expression in the first exhibition at the gallery "Vanvitelli" of Naples.

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Leonardo da Vinci | De' vari accidenti e movimenti dell'uomo e proporzione di membra





  • 259. Delle mutazioni delle misure dell'uomo pel movimento delle membra a diversi aspetti.
Variansi le misure dell'uomo in ciascun membro, piegando quelli piú o meno, ed a diversi aspetti, diminuendoli o crescendoli tanto piú o meno da una parte, quanto gli crescono o diminuiscono dal lato opposito.
  • 260. Delle mutazioni delle misure dell'uomo dal nascimento al suo ultimo crescimento.
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07/12/16 Aggiornato il:

Loggia dei Lanzi, 1380 | Open-air museum in Florence





In the Piazza della Signoria, adjoining the Uffizi Palace, there is a masterpiece of Medieval architecture: the Loggia della Signoria, built in about 1380, to host public ceremonies and assemblies, during the republican period.
It is called Loggia dei Lanzi, because it is said that landsknechts (lanzichenecchi or lanzi in Italian) encamped here in 1527, while they were going to Rome.

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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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