Here is another beautifully rendered portrait by Florentine master Silvestro Lega, complementing another blog on this artist today.
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Florence, Italy is best known as the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. However, the artistic creativity of the city has continued throughout the centuries. Silvestro Lega (1826-1895), for example, made Florence his home in the nineteenth century and established a reputation for his realistic style, evident in the memorable portrait of poet Maria […]
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 […]
Every dog is a lion at home.* Henry George Bohn The work of Italian Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) is distinguished by the Mannerist style, that emphasized elongation of the features of his often aristocratic sitters. British publisher Henry George Bohn (1792-1884) was instrumental in popularizing studies in variety of subjects, from history to science […]
THE ART OF THE VIOLIN SILVER STRINGS OF HARMONY ….the violin–that most human of all instruments. Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys Little information is available on Italian artist Giovanni Bedini (1844-1924) who was from Bologna. American writer Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) based her popular Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, on her own […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE BEAUTIFUL JOURNALIST A PORTRAIT BY THE ITALIAN JOHN SINGER SARGENT Imagine a lady with a lightning wit, a merciless sense of humor, a skill in journalism surpassing any interviewer…. George Bernard Shaw, Speaking of Lady Colin Campbell Whether in […]