Antonello and the Blue Background

I would like to start by attributing some of my most profound inspirations and knowledge of paintings to my great Professor Isabel Alonso. She is responsible for having provoked curiosity in me; further deepening my passion for the art collections found in The Prado Museum. One of her favorite masterpieces is “Dead Christ Held by an Angel”, by Antonello da Messina, that today, thanks to the preparation of a new temporary exhibition, has been moved closer to Tiziano and shines with the deep blue background that it is placed before. Alexander Dumas (Villers-Cotterts, 1802-1870, Puys) tells a story of Michael

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Raphael ability to express emotions and evoke feelings

The Prado museum in Madrid, Spain, dedicates an exhibition to Raphael Sanzio and his workshop. This exhibition is very particular, because is devoted to the last years of the master’s life, when he lived and worked in Rome, as one of the most influential artists of his time. One cannot speak of Raphael Sanzio in a few words. This is only a simple invitation to know him following different paths characterized by spaces and emotions. The exhibit includes more than seventy signed works, paintings and drawings, all of them created in his last seven years of life; from the start

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MADRIS IS ALL ABOUT ART, Madrid is buzzing !

Dealers, gallery owners, collectors and plain art lovers ( like you and me) all have a date once more with the latest art trends at ARCHITECTURE WEEK and  ESTAMPA in October. And the other fairs that have sprung up around it .For this edition, tha fair is unveiling a new look, making it easier to appreciate. At this time of year Madrid welcomes a host of visitors from all parts of the world who are interested in new forms of expression. And they want to make the most of their stay. For them and for everyone else check my list

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Titian exploration of psychology of the human passion

“Years ago I decided that the greatest ned in our Country was Art…So I determined to make it my life work if I could” Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917   After visiting the Isabella Stewart Museum and seeing the wonderful Titian’s table ‘The Rape of Europa’ I wonder how it got there from the Spanish collections. This masterpiece is very important for many reasons, for instance, when Velazquez first arrived to the Court, he finds Reubens (52 years old and at the height of his fame) copying the painting. The young Velazquez was very impressed with both the work of Titian

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Hermitage white nights from Neva

San Petersburg is a very peculiar city, born from mud and swamps in the 18th century. Its splendorous and decadent buildings remind me several European cities, such as Paris, Vienna, Rome, or Prague. Its channels and bridges bring me back to Venice, Istanbul, or Ambers. To travel and storytelling is one of my very favourite things to do. I particularly enjoy the inspiration that comes up from unexpected places or visitors…like Roman God Mercury, who follows me from façades, top-of-monuments, fountains and, of course, along the Hermitage rooms. My god! Does he try to escort me to the underworld? Or

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