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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 18 May 2018 Medicine in art
Over the centuries medicine has also played an important role in art. There are examples of how the human body - subjected to surveys and studies - has become a real artistic expression. Which has enthused not only professionals in the sector, but all art lovers. From the mid-17th century Flemish school to the first half of the 20th century, we have seen anatomy classes, human body studies,...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 09 May 2018 The artwork of the month - May 2018
In May, a month that best symbolizes all the power of spring, our proposal is the School of Athens, a fresco dated 1510 by Raphael. It is located in the famous Stanza della Segnatura, one of the four Vatican Rooms of the Apostolic Palaces, within the thematic itinerary of the Vatican Museums. The fresco symbolizes one of the most relevant artistic works of Western art. Commissioned toge...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 13 April 2018 The artwork of the month - April 2018
The artwork for the month of April 2018 is unique in the world. We visited the Basilica of Assisi, in Umbria. The frescoes that cover the walls and the vault of the Basilica of San Francis are a hymn to art. Giotto and Jacopo Torriti in the nave and Cimabue and his workshop in the presbytery, have given the world a series of masterpieces of unparalleled Western art. Almost like a sort of S...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 15 December 2017 The artwork of the month - December 2017
For the month of December 2017 we will not analyze a particular work, but we will immerse you in the Christmas atmosphere with three images that represent these days: Nativity of Jesus, by Giotto (Scrovegni Chapel in Padua) The Mystical Nativity, by Sandro Botticelli (National Gallery, London) Holy Family with Shepherd, by Tiziano (National Gallery, London) These are three incredibl...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 17 November 2017 Leonardo's Salvator Mundi breaks down every record!
Leonardo da Vinci breaks down every record! Or rather, the artwork Salvator Mundi, an oil on canvas paint, was beaten by Christie's auction in New York for a stunning amount of 450 million. It is still anonymous the lucky buyer. The auction, lasting 19 minutes, has torn every previous record; starting with a basic amount of 75 million, the offers were continuous and wild. This is Le...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 09 October 2017 The Artwork of the Month - October 2017
The month that introduces us to the heart of autumn brings with it combinations of colors, light and temperatures. Leaves go from green to orange to red. Mists appear, as are the first fires. A bit of melancholy takes us, and the work to associate with October is William Turner's Fighting Téméraire. It is a canvas oil painting of 1838, kept at the National Gallery in Londo...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 September 2017 The Artwork of the Month - September 2017
The Monthly column Artwork of the Month, underlines the painting by Eugène Delacroix The Liberty leading the People. Dating back 1830, and preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris, it is one of the most famous artworks of history, and the most famous work of the artist. In the painting, oil on canvas, people of all ages and of all social classes are united in the struggle against the ...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 July 2017 The artwork of the month - July 2017
Summer comes alive. Swelterings un alternates with fresh, stormy days. July is a month full of colors, nuances that bring a kind of quiet and stable tranquility, during the year. Claude Monet's impression, sunrise, has many aspects which go together the current month. Conserved at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, this is a oil on canvas painting of 1872, likely exhibited for t...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 June 2017 The Artwork of the Month - June 2017
Girl with pearl earring, or Girl with turban, is defined by many like Dutch Mona Lisa. It is a canvas oil painting by Jan Vermeer, produced by the Flemish artist around 1666. It has also become famous thanks to a movie with Scarlett Johansson. The painting is now preserved at the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague. A beautiful girl on dark background, half-bust, with her head slightly turn...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 07 April 2017 New York ready to big spring auctions
Spring in New York promises to be hotter than ever. In May, Christie's and Sotheby's will welcome art lovers, collectors and investors chasing the big goal, that artwork which could enrich a collection. A cultural jewels to cherish for years to come. Despite the catalogs have not yet been published, the economy column of Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera gave a preview. Amon...
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