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John Donne | Il sogno / The Dream

Per nessun altro, amore, avrei spezzato
questo beato sogno.
Buon tema per la ragione,
troppo forte per la fantasia.

Sei stata saggia a svegliarmi. E tuttavia
tu non spezzi il mio sogno, lo prolunghi.
Tu così vera che pensarti basta
per fare veri i sogni e storia le favole.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) | Contemplation | Royal Collection

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Sir Peter Lely | Baroque painter

Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 - 7 December 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.
Lely was born Pieter van der Faes to Dutch parents in Soest in Westphalia, where his father was an officer serving in the armed forces of the Elector of Brandenburg.
Lely studied painting in Haarlem, where he may have been apprenticed to Pieter de Grebber.
He became a master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem in 1637.
He is reputed to have adopted the surname "Lely" (also occasionally spelled Lilly) from a heraldic lily on the gable of the house where his father was born in The Hague.


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Orazio Borgianni | Baroque painter

Orazio Borgianni (6 April 1574 - 14 January 1616) was an Italian painter and etcher of the Mannerist and early-Baroque periods. He was the stepbrother of the sculptor and architect Giulio Lasso.
Borgianni was born in Rome, where he was documented in February 1604. He was instructed in the art of painting by his brother, Giulio Borgianni, called Scalzo.
The patronage by Philip II of Spain induced him to visit Spain, where he signed an inventory in January 1605.
He returned to Rome from Spain after April 1605 at the height of his career, and most of the work of his maturity was carried out 1605–16.


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Cesare Dandini | Baroque painter

Cesare Dandini (1 October 1596 - 7 February 1657) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in his native city of Florence.
He was the older brother of the painter Vincenzo Dandini (1609-1675).
His nephew, Pietro was a pupil of Vincenzo, and Pietro's two sons, Ottaviano Dandini and the Jesuit priest Vincenzo also worked as painters in Florence.
According to the biographer Baldinucci, Cesare first worked under Francesco Curradi, then Cristofano Allori, and finally Domenico Passignano.


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El Greco | Tecnica e stile

Uno dei principi fondamentali dello stile di El Greco è il primato dell'immaginazione e dell'intuizione sulla rappresentazione soggettiva della creazione.
El Greco rifiutò i principi classicisti come misura e proporzione. Credeva che la grazia fosse l'obiettivo principale dell'arte, ma il pittore ha raggiunto la grazia solo se riesce a risolvere le problematiche più complesse con facilità e disinvoltura.
El Greco pensava che il colore fosse l'elemento più importante e allo stesso tempo meno governabile di un dipinto, e dichiarò che il colore aveva la supremazia rispetto all'immagine.
Francisco Pacheco del Río, un pittore che fece visita ad El Greco nel 1611, scrisse che all'artista piacevano «grandi macchie di colori puri e non mescolati, come fossero immodesti segni della sua abilità».


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Eustache Le Sueur | Baroque painter

Eustache Le Sueur or Lesueur (19 November 1617 – 30 April 1655) was a French artist and one of the founders of the French Academy of Painting. He is known primarily for his paintings of religious subjects. He was a leading exponent of the neoclassical style of Parisian Atticism.

Training and career

He was born in Paris, where he spent his entire life. His father, Cathelin Le Sueur, a turner and sculptor in wood, placed him with Vouet, in whose studio he rapidly distinguished himself.
Admitted at an early age into the guild of master-painters, he left them to take part in establishing the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1648 and was elected as one of the original twelve elders in charge of its administration.


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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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François Habert (French, 17th Century)

These sumptuous still lifes are the work of the rare artist François Habert, active in France between 1643 and 1652, one of the most important still life painters of 17th Century France.