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When the artist portrays himself: five famous self-portraits

The genre of the self-portrait is greatly present in art history, it is nont only a way to investigate the physiognomic features, but also interiority. The act of duplicating one’s

Constantin Brâncuşi: complexity becomes elegant simplicity

“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave”  Thanks to his poetics based on formal simplicity, and aimed at capturing the true essence of the subjects

Paul Gauguin, the savage artist thirsting for the unknown

Gauguin was a sailor and then a stockbroker, although he had always been fascinated by art. Exoticism in his veins Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848

Modigliani: the cautious art of a painter leading a wild life

Amedeo Modigliani created a unique style, corresponded to his idea of beauty, conceived as essential and minimalist, and mostly recognizable in the luscious and sensual female subjects usually depicted with

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Decisive Moment of documentary photography

Cartier-Bresson was undoubtedly one of the most lucid and talented 20th-century photographers, whose images will always remain in the historic collective memory. In 1946 the MoMA of New York organized

Monet in Giverny: the art of (literally) cultivate art

In Giverny, Monet, with obstinacy and patience, designed and created a garden with thousands of colorful flowers which became his source of inspiration for more than 25 years. Monet, the

Rousseau, a Customs Officer who became a painter

In the overview of post-Impressionist European painting, Henri Rousseau is considered as the father of naïf painting for the ingenuity of his style. Rousseau painted as a self-taught artist with

Henri Matisse: color as a liberation

“Color, above all, and perhaps even more than drawing, is a means of liberation”. Henri Matisse: a “peaceful” revolutionary Henri Matisse was born in 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. He

Vivian Maier, eminent stranger

Vivian Maier, the street photographer who photographed the streets and faces of America between the 1950s and 1970s. This is the story of a mysterious and cold nanny, who with a

Francis Bacon: the creation of an icon in a hostile world

The tormented line of his canvases originates from his anguished personal vicissitudes and his resigned idea of life. The life of the renowned Irish painter, born in Dublin in 1909,

From the family’s castle to the pleasure houses: the excessive life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“And to think, I would have never painted if my legs had been just a little bit longer!”. The birth of a genius French painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is famous

THE OPHELIA BY MILLAIS: THE PARADIGM OF THE PRE-RAPHAELITES CANON

Ophelia from the Hamlet inspired many painters who tried to represent the tragic death of the Shakespearean character since the nineteenth century. Among the many iconic interpretations, the Ophelia by