From Visible to Invisible in Art

Long time ago, a close friend showed me a little picture at  the Prado Museum. “The Death Crist supported  by an Angel “ An angel whose emotion is difficult to express with words The table has been part of the collections of the  Prado Museum  since 1965 and is currently exhibited in the magnificent temporary exhibition “A place of memory 1819-2019” Antonello da Messina is probably the most important Renaissance painter in southern Italy, known for his early mastery of the Flemish technique in oil painting (Giorgio Vasari  at his book “ The lives of the most excellent painters…” thought

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Dal visibile all’invisibile

Alcuni anni fa un’amica mi fece conoscere il dipinto di Antonello da Messina la “Pietà” conservato nel Museo del Prado. L’emozione che suscitò in me la vista dell’Angelo che sostiene Cristo morto tra le sue braccia è difficile da esprimere a parole. La piccola tavola entrò a far parte delle collezioni del Museo nel 1967 e attualmente si trova esposto nella magnifica mostra “Un luogo di memoria 1819-2019”. Antonello da Messina è probabilmente il più importante pittore rinascimentale dell’Italia meridionale, conosciuto per la precoce ricezione della tecnica fiamminga della pittura ad olio (Giorgio Vasari nelle sue Vite lo riteneva diretto

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THE FAUVES

The Fauves. Passion For Color, journeys through the génesis and decelopment of Fauvism, controversial and exuberant movement thet entailed a renewing challenge towards the art of its time. The exibition offers an overview of the first major avant-garde artistic movement of the 20th century. The fauves, led by Henri Matisse, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck, really shook up the art establishment of their day with their innovative approach to the use of color, their energetic brushwork and seemingly wild execution. In 1905, their works were exhibited in the Salon d’Automne, causing such a stir among the public and the

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5 Art Exhibitions to finish the Summer

Traveling is always a good idea; traveling to see priceless works of art is an even better one. These are five amazing exhibitions that will leave you feeling inspired this summer Players. Until Sept 16/2018 Nearly 200 black-and-white and colour images from 46 photographers from the prestigious Magnum agency offer a panorama of the world of play. The friendly side of photographers who have captured some of the 20th century’s most iconic images. 2017 marked 70 years since Robert Capa uncorked a champagne bottle along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour to toast to the success of the now-famous Magnum photographic

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Master of Candlelight & Shadows

Born in France in 1593 George de la Tour early artistic career is somewhat of a mystery but it is documented that at the age of 27 he petitioned to the Duke of Lorraine to move to wife’s nearby hometown of Luneville and work there as a professional artist.He was granted permission and set up as a master painter with a studio and apprentice.   La Tour became a successful provincial artist, painting mainly religious scenes.He became recognised for his nocturne paintings, where night scene narratives were dramatically lit as if by the light of a candle. The Duke of

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