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ON THE RIGHT ONE GIRL, A WARRIOR TO THE LEFT – Palazzo Ducale in Venice / Paolo Veronese

The college hall http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/home/ is one of the most beautiful rooms of the Doge’s palace in Venice. In this place the Doge received ambassadors and foreign dignitaries. Here it perpetuates the memory of an ancient military triumph, through one of the most beautiful paintings of Paolo Veronese: the allegory of the Battle of Lepanto. After more than a century of …

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AMERICAN INVENTOR WHO BECAME ART COLLECTOR

He died July 24, 1951, but that American inventor of a mild silver protein anti-infective (compound for mucous membrane tissues), he become noted art collector. When you enter into the Barnes Foundation Galleries, remember that man, born in a distant day in January in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) in 1872. Albert Coombs Barnes grew up in in South Philadelphia, where he …

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TRAVELING IN THE PLACES OF EMILY DICKINSON – Amherst / Massachusetts

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. All you have to do is have the time in your life. Meeting Benches. The way to make the world a better place is easy. Choose a bench, where you can publish what you have painted or written, a review of a book that you’ve read, or …

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AT A CASEMENT – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City / Portrait of a Man and Woman

In 1420, he was admitted to the Carmelite Friars community (Priory of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Florence), after his parents had died. The little treasure – Portrait of a Man and Woman at a Casement – was born ca. 1440. With a view onto a landscape, this is the earliest surviving double portrait in Italy. The little painting …

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THE BURGEON OF BURTON’S BURDEN

She was a princess, he was one of her father’s common soldiers. The couple suffer the fate of defiant youth in medieval romances: Hildebrand is sentenced to death, but he can meets Hellelil, for their last encounter before his sentence is carried out. This artwork (watercolour on paper), is held by the National Gallery of Ireland, in Dublin http://www.nationalgallery.ie/planavisit and …

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SOMETIMES NO NEED TO BE FRUGAL

He received the nickname “Peasant Bruegel”, for his practice of dressing up like a peasant in order to socialize at weddings and other celebrations. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a Flemish Renaissance painter, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. He was an astoundingly inventive painter, with painting in oil in the Low Countries, and its spread to Southern Europe. …

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HALLOWEEN’S ART: THREE DISTURBING PAINTINGS, TO MAKE UNFORGETTABLE YOUR NIGHT

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone likes to do it the same way. What you can do is have the time, within your life. Meeting Benches. The way to make the world better is easy. info@meetingbenches.com to share emotions, observing new creative horizons. Try to make a special trip to the discovery of several famous paintings that show the …

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TO BE A RAPHAEL MASTERPIECE – Painting Valued At $26 Turns Out Worth $26 Million

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. All you have to do is have the time in your life. Meeting Benches. The way to make the world a better place is easy. Choose a bench, where you can publish what you have painted or written, a review of a book that you’ve read, or …

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RIJKSMUSEUM MASTERPIECES OF ART – Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn: Portrait of a Couple

In the twenties of the seventeenth century, European painting was impregnated amazing realistic effects of Caravaggio’s art, those that the Italian painter had been able to create through the use of lights. Of that use, also a Dutch painter will full knowledge. That man is Rembrandt, a Dutchman born in a summer day in 1606, becoming one of the most …

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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / MADRID – Museo del Prado: Maja Desnuda and Maja Vestida, by Francisco Goya

He was born on 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain. He began his art studies as a teenager (and even spent time in Rome, Italy, to advance his skills). In 1770s, he began to work for Spanish royal court and – in addition to his – commissioned portraits of the nobility, creating works that criticized his era. At first, Goya learned by …

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