Reposted blog. THE ART OF READING A LINK TO DALI? Would you like to make the acquaintance of The Librarian or Wolfgang Lazius, director of the Imperial library circa 1562? Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s quasi-human portrait of this prominent bibliophile and scholar is constructed of printed treasures: the hair literally an open book, topping a […]
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Reposting of blog on 18th century Italian artist Rotari. THROUGH AN ITALIAN ARTIST’S EYES THE ART OF FLIRTING Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Italian artist Pietro Rotari (1707-1762) began his career in his native country, but he also resided in Russia, where […]
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) created numerous portraits of children throughout his career. Child Reading is a later work painted with a warm, impressionist palette typical of this period.
Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them. THE ART OF READING VAN GOGH’S PASSION I have a more or less irresistible passion for books, and I have a need to educate myself, to study, if you like, as precisely as I need to eat my bread. Vincent van Gogh, letter to […]