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Irving Ramsey Wiles | The Green Cushion, 1895

Artist: Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861-1948)
Date: 1895
Culture: American⏩
Medium: Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper
Dimensions: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Gift of Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick, and Purchase, Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick Gift, 1994

This watercolor portrays a young woman reclining on an Empire revival-style recamier couch. The woman at leisure was a popular subject in late-nineteenth-century American painting.

Pubblicato il 25/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Claude Monet | La Grenouillère, 1869

During the summer of 1869, Monet⏩ and Renoir⏭ set up their easels at La Grenouillère, a boating and bathing resort on the Seine River, not far from Paris.
Monet noted on September 25,
"I do have a dream, a painting, the baths of La Grenouillère, for which I have made some bad sketches, but it is only a dream. Renoir, who has just spent two months here, also wants to do this painting".
Among their various depictions of the subject, this composition closely resembles one by Renoir in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. | © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pubblicato il 22/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Francesco Guardi | Venice / Rococo style painter

Francesco Guardi, (born 1712, Venice, Italy - died 1793, Venice), one of the outstanding Venetian landscape painters of the Rococo period.
Francesco and his brother Nicolò (1715-86) were trained under their elder brother, Giovanni Antonio Guardi. Their sister Cecilia married Giovanni Battista Tiepolo⏭. By 1731 the brothers are recorded as collaborating in a bottega, half-studio and half-shop.

Pubblicato il 16/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Tamara de Lempicka's 120th Birthday / Oggi il 120° compleanno

'Among a hundred paintings, you could recognize mine,
my goal was:
Do not copy. Create a new style, ...
colors light and bright,
return to elegance in my models'... Tamara De Lempicka*
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Salvatore Quasimodo | Ora che sale il giorno / Now that the day rises..

Edvard Munch⏭ | Young woman on the veranda, 1924

Finita è la notte e la luna
si scioglie lenta nel sereno,
tramonta nei canali.

The night is over and the moon
melts slowly in cloudless sky,
sets into the canals.

Pubblicato il 14/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Salvatore Quasimodo | Ed e' subito sera / And suddenly it is evening

Ognuno sta solo sul cuor della terra
trafitto da un raggio di sole:
ed è subito sera.

Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world
pierced by a ray of sunlight,
and suddenly it is evening.

Pubblicato il 05/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Felice Pedretti, 1961 | Metaphysical / Symbolist painter

Felice Pedretti was born in South Africa to Italian parents. In 1977, after having attended an English school, he came to Italy where he had the privilege of meeting artist and restorer Luigi Ferrero, who aroused in him a deep interest in ancient art.
«What I’m teaching you are ancient gestures and the result of centuries of experience and love for art», are his Teacher’s words that have remained impressed in his mind.

Pubblicato il 04/05/18 ed aggiornato il

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Elena Filatov, 1968 | Abstract painter

Kazakhstani painter Elena Filatov studied art and music in Omsk/Siberia and Moscow and worked as a graphic designer in Chabarovsk/Asia and Portland/USA.
Elena Filatov has been living in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, since 1995. An independent designer and illustrator she is trained in the following art techniques: oil, pastel, gouache, aquarelle, lead and coal pencil and collages.

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Kandinsky | Il Trattato dei colori / On the spiritual in art

La spiritualità nell’arte /On the spiritual in art/ Über das Geistige in der Kunst, è il titolo che Wassily Kandinsky* diede al saggio del 1911, dove spiegò il problema dell'astrazione, esaminando il rapporto possibile tra la spiritualità e le manifestazioni artistiche.
Nel capodanno del 1911 Wassily Kandinsky* assiste ad un concerto di Arnold Schönberg a Monaco. Tornato a casa Kandinsky*, pur non conoscendolo personalmente, scrive una lettera al compositore per renderlo partecipe di tutto il suo entusiasmo nell’aver assistito al concerto e, per parlargli di quelli che, secondo lui, sono i punti di contatto forte tra i suoi dipinti e la musica del compositore.

Pubblicato il 26/04/18 ed aggiornato il

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Maya Angelou | Quotes / Aforismi

Roberto Kusterle (Gorizia, 1948) Fotografo italiano
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
  • Success is loving life and daring to live it.
  • There is no failure as long as you learn from your experience, continue to work, and continue to press on for success.
  • Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
  • When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
  • If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
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