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Gaudenzio Ferrari | The Concert of Angels, 1534-1536

The Concert of Angels is a Fresco created between 1534 and 1536 by Gaudenzio Ferrari (c. 1471 - January 11, 1546) a Northern Italian painter** and sculptor of the Renaissance** and housed in Sanktuarium Santa Maria delle Grazie, Saronno, Italy.

Gaudenzio Ferrari was born to Franchino Ferrari at Valduggia in the Valsesia in the Duchy of Milan. Valduggia is now in the Province of Vercelli in Piedmont. He is said to have first learned the art of painting at Vercelli from Gerolamo Giovenone.


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Sandro Botticelli | Portraits

Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445 - May 17, 1510) painted a number of portraits, although not nearly as many as have been attributed to him.
There are a number of idealized portrait-like paintings of women which probably do not represent a specific person (several closely resemble the Venus in his Venus and Mars).
Traditional gossip links these to the famous beauty Simonetta Vespucci, who died aged twenty-two in 1476, but this seems unlikely.
These figures represent a secular link to his Madonnas.
With one or two exceptions his small independent panel portraits show the sitter no further down the torso than about the bottom of the rib-cage.


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El Greco | Vita ed Opere

El Greco, nome d'arte di Dominikos Theotokòpoulos (Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος) - (Candia, 1541 - Toledo, 7 aprile 1614), è stato un pittore, scultore ed architetto greco vissuto in Italia ed in Spagna. È tra le figure più importanti del Rinascimento Spagnolo.
Nacque a Creta, che all'epoca faceva parte della Repubblica di Venezia ed era il centro di un importante movimento pittorico post-bizantino, chiamato Scuola Cretese.
Dopo l'apprendistato diventò maestro d'arte seguendo il corso di quella tradizione artistica, prima di intraprendere, all'età di 26 anni, il viaggio verso Venezia, usuale meta di apprendistato e crescita artistica tra i pittori greci dell'epoca.
Infatti nel 1567 si trasferì nella Serenissima, lasciando Creta e la propria moglie, probabilmente per trovare nuovi sbocchi di mercato e per confrontarsi direttamente con le famose botteghe di Tiziano, Bassano, Tintoretto e Veronese. Nel 1570 si recò anche a Roma dove aprì una bottega e dipinse una serie di opere.


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William Shakespeare | Guardati allo specchio e di’ al volto che vedi..

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest | Sonnet III

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest
Now is the time that face should form another;
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.

For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?

John William Waterhouse | Mariana in the South, 1897

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Nel cortile dell'amore di Giulietta e Romeo

Giulietta: - "Oh! Come entrasti tu qui? Ed a qual fine? I muri che circondano questo giardino sono ardui, e pressoché inaccessibili; ed il luogo in cui stai ti sarà tomba, se alcuno de' miei ti sorprende".

Romeo: - "Coll'ali dell'Amore valicai l'altezza di que' muri, ché barriera non v'ha al prepotente Amore: tutto che Amor può tentare, Amor l'osa; onde a' tuoi non ebbi riguardo allorché qui venni"…

William Shakespeare: Giulietta e Romeo, Atto II° scena II°


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Titian | High Renaissance painter

Titian (Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio, known in English as Titian, ca. 1485-1576) was the greatest painter of 16th-century Venice, and the first painter to have a mainly international clientele.
During his long career, he experimented with many different styles of painting which embody the development of art during his epoch.

Youth and debut

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) was born in Pieve di Cadore, a small town at the foot of the Dolomites on the Venetian side of the Alps. The Vecellios had been based in Cadore since the 14th century. Titian’s father, Gregorio, was a military man. His older brother Francesco was also a painter.
There is still no documentary evidence of Titian’s exact date of birth, but contemporary sources and his early stylistic development suggest that he was born around 1490.


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William Shakespeare | Quando quaranta inverni assedieranno la tua fronte..

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow | Sonnet II

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:
Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.

Frank Benson | Eleanor and Benny, 1916

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William Shakespeare | Alle meraviglie del creato noi chiediam progenie

From fairest creatures we desire increase | Sonnet I

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-substantial fuel,

Antonio Frilli | Romeo and Juliet (detail)