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"Part of G”, a painting with a mysterious meaning by Paul Klee

"Part of G”, a painting with a mysterious meaning by Paul Klee

24/05/2021
Born in Münchenbuchsee (Switzerland) on 18 December 1879 to a German father and Swiss mother, Paul Klee was an important figure in 20th century art. During his education Paul was also dealt with music and poetry, but painting was his dominant passion. A leading exponent of abstractionism, Paul......continue »

Joaquìn Sorolla, the painter who loved to paint light

Joaquìn Sorolla, the painter who loved to paint light

19/02/2021
Born in Valencia into a family of humble origins on 27th February 1863, Joaquìn Sorolla is a Spanish painter. Painting is like breathing for him; he lost his parents before the age of two, but he always carried on his passion for drawing and painting, thanks also to his adoptive aunt and uncle ......continue »

Eugène Boudin

Eugène Boudin

29/01/2021
Born in Honfleur on 12 July 1824, Eugène Boudin (born Eugène Louis Boudin) was a French painter. Born into a family of humble origins, in 1835 the artist moved to Le Havre, where he worked as an apprenticein a local print shop. He later opened his own workshop where he sold colours and could de......continue »

Famous paintings inspired by music

Famous paintings inspired by music

15/01/2021
Music has inspired many world-famous artists and continuesto provide brilliant ideas for artists around the globe. Matisse and Kandinskyare just some of the famous names who have created great works of art inspiredby music, while other artists such as Leonardo, Tintoretto and Giorgione usedmusi......continue »

Van Gogh: Impressionist but not too much

Van Gogh: Impressionist but not too much

18/11/2020
One of the most frequently asked questions from those who admire Vincent Van Gogh's paintings is about the painting style of this extraordinary artist. Some critics call him Impressionist, others post-Impressionist while others say he is an Expressionist, but which category did he really belong......continue »

The synaesthesia of Kandinsky

The synaesthesia of Kandinsky

02/11/2020
Synaesthesia is the rare ability of an individual to perceive sensory stimuli as impulses capable of stimulating a sense different from the initial one. For example, we speak of synaesthesia when we can perceive the smell of words, the sound of colours, the colours of sounds, the taste of shape......continue »

The influence of photography in Impressionist paintings

The influence of photography in Impressionist paintings

12/10/2020
1839 was an important year for art as it was the period in which photography was born and this new invention inspired many Impressionist artists and not only. It took time for photography to be perfected as we know it today, but already in the mid-1800s the unique characteristics offered by the......continue »

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: a rebellious and misunderstood artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: a rebellious and misunderstood artist

02/10/2020
Born on 24 November 1864 in Albi, France, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a famous painter and lithographer. Of aristocratic origins, Henri was an exponent of the Parisian Belle Époque. Although he suffered from a disease of the bones that had blocked the natural growth of his lower limbs and he ......continue »

The "Haystacks" by Claude Monet

The "Haystacks" by Claude Monet

25/09/2020
"Haystacks" are a series of paintings made by Claude Monet, now preserved in museums all over the world and belonging to private collections. As you can guess, the main subject of these works are the sheaves of hay and this series is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated among those made by M......continue »

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