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Eugène Delacroix | La Liberté guidant le peuple, 1830

The Paris uprising of July 27, 28, and 29, 1830, known as the Trois Glorieuses ("Three Glorious Days"), was initiated by the liberal republicans for violation of the Constitution by the Second Restoration government.
Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France, was overthrown and replaced by Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans. Delacroix, who witnessed the uprising, perceived it as a modern subject for a painting; the resulting work reflects the same romantic fervor he had applied to Massacre at Chios, a painting inspired by the Greek war of independence.

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Claude Monet | Springtime, 1872 | Art in Detail

Title: Springtime.
Date: 1872.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 50 cm × 65.5 cm.
Current location: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Pubblicato il 20/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Rembrandt | Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630

Title: Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem.
Date: 1630.
Medium: Oil on panel.
Dimensions: 58cm × 46cm.
Current location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Pubblicato il 19/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Monet and his Muse, Camille

Camille Doncieux (15 January 1847 - 5 September 1879) was model, lover and wife of French ⎆ painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) ⎆, whose early paintings of her gave him his first taste of commercial and critical success.
But when Camille died young, at 32 years, after a long illness following the birth of their second child, the woman who replaced her in Monet's life was determined to obliterate her memory.
Alice, Monet's second wife, was consumed by jealousy of her departed rival and destroyed all photographic records of Camille.

Pubblicato il 18/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Eugène Delacroix | Romantic / Orientalist painter ⁽¹⁾

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix ⎆ (26 April 1798 - 13 August 1863) was a leader of the French ⎆ Romantic school. At the sale of his work in 1864, 9140 works were attributed to Delacroix, including 853 paintings, 1525 pastels and watercolors, 6629 drawings, 109 lithographs, and over 60 sketchbooks.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Delacroix see:
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Domenico Ghirlandaio | Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni, 1488

Title: Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni.
Author: Domenico Ghirlandaio - Italian ⎆ Early Renaissance painter ⎆ (1449-1494).
Date: 1488.
Medium: Mixed media on panel.
Dimensions: 77 x 49 cm.
Current location: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

Pubblicato il 17/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Sir Joshua Reynolds | Rococo Era painter

Sir Joshua Reynolds, (born July 16, 1723, Plympton, Devon, England - died February 23, 1792, London), portrait painter and aesthetician who dominated English artistic life in the middle and late 18th century.
Through his art and teaching, he attempted to lead British painting away from the indigenous anecdotal pictures of the early 18th century toward the formal rhetoric of the continental Grand Style.

Pubblicato il 16/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Juan de Flandes | Northern Renaissance painter

Juan de Flandes (John of Flanders, c. 1460 - 1519) was an Early Netherlandish painter who was active in Spain from 1496-1519; his actual name is unknown, although an inscription Juan Astrat on the back of one work suggests a name such as "Jan van der Straat". Jan Sallaert, who became a master in Ghent in 1480, has also been suggested.

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Hans Holbein the Younger | Northern Renaissance painter

Hans Holbein the Younger, (born 1497/98, Augsburg, Bishopric of Augsburg [Germany] - died 1543, London, England), German painter ⎆, draftsman, and designer, renowned for the precise rendering of his drawings and the compelling realism of his portraits, particularly those recording the court of King Henry VIII of England.
Holbein was a member of a family of important artists. His father, Hans Holbein the Elder, and his uncle Sigmund were renowned for their somewhat conservative examples of late Gothic painting in Germany.

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Cosmé Tura | Early Renaissance painter

Cosmè Tura, Cosmè also spelled Cosimo, (born c. 1430, Ferrara [Italy] - died 1495, Ferrara), early Italian Renaissance painter ⎆ who was the founder and the first significant figure of the 15th-century school of Ferrara. His well-documented career provides a detailed glimpse of the life of a court painter.

Pubblicato il 15/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Vincent Van Gogh | First Steps (after Millet) 1890

Artist: Vincent van Gogh ⎆ (Dutch, Zundert 1853-1890 Auvers-sur-Oise).
Date: 1890.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 28 1/2 x 35 7/8 in. (72.4 x 91.1 cm).
Classification: Paintings.
Current location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Credit Line: Gift of George N. and Helen M. Richard, 1964.
Accession Number: 64.165.2.

Pubblicato il 14/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Charles Bukowski | When God created love.. / Quando Dio creò l’amore..

Charles-Amable Lenoir ⎆ (French painter, 1860-1926) Reverie, 1893

When God created love he didn't help most
when God created dogs He didn't help dogs
when God created plants that was average
when God created hate we had a standard utility
when God created me He created me
when God created the monkey He was asleep
when He created the giraffe He was drunk
when He created narcotics He was high

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Larry Duke | Ballet Dancers

Nord Carolina based artist Larry Duke is an American painter ⎆, know for working in in the Figurative Impressionism style ⎆. As a young person, Duke discovered an aptitude and love for drawing and has enjoyed art ever since.
His interest intensified and became even more passionate 11 years ago when he started oil painting with a local artist (Manny Rashet). Over the past six years he has worked with Andy Braitman where he mastered his unique combination of loose brush work and palette knife ⎆.

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Giovanni (Nino) Costa | Genre painter

Giovanni Costa (15 October 1826 - 31 January 1903), often known as Nino Costa, was an Italian ⎆ landscape painter and patriotic revolutionary.
Giovanni Costa was born in Rome on 15 October 1826, the fourteenth of the sixteen children of Gioacchino Costa (died 1842) and Maria Chiappi (died 1857). His father was from Santa Margherita Ligure and as a young man had moved to Rome, where he opened a wool-spinning factory and achieved wealth and position. The family lived in a large house in Piazza San Francesco a Ripa, in Trastevere, close to the factory.

Pubblicato il 12/02/18 ed aggiornato il

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Felix Revello de Toro, 1926 | Figurative / Portrait painter

Spanish artist ⎆ Félix Revello de Toro was born in Malaga on June 10, 1926, the son of art teacher José María Revello Cazar. He started painting when he was 13 years old. The City Hall of Malaga helped him study at the Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
He became a university professor for 17 years in Barcelona, and then decided to dedicate himself solely to painting. He became one of the best portrait painters in Spain, and in 1991 he was asked to paint the official portraits of the King and Queen of Spain.

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