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‘La tentation de saint Antoine’, de Henri Fantin-Latour (II)

Do pintor francês Henri Fantin-Latour [14 Janeiro 1836 – 25 Agosto 1904], formado na Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Paris e influenciado pelo movimento do simbolismo, a obra ‘La tentation de saint Antoine’ (não datada) pertence ao The National Museum of Western Art, Tóquio.


https://collection.nmwa.go.jp/en/P.1959-0099.html

On Giorgio Vasari’s 510th birthday

Leone X elegge il suo nuovo collegio di cardinali, 1555-1563

On the eastern side of the Palazzo Vecchio, next to the Hall of the Five Hundred, are the apartments that were once devoted to the offices of court and guests of the principality: the Quarters of Leo X on the lower floor and the Quarters of the Elements upstairs. These were constructed as part of the works ordered by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to extend the palace, and were therefore known as the new quarters. The works were begun by Battista del Tasso in the mid-1500s and were continued between 1555 and 1563 by Giorgio Vasari and a number of associates, including the painters Marco da Faenza, Cristofano Gherardi, and Giovanni Stradano. The distinctive feature of the two quarters is the perfectly matched shape and size of the rooms on the first and second floors. This symmetry is part of an iconographic scheme for decorating the rooms devised by the scholar Cosimo Bartoli. Each of the rooms in the Quarters of Leo X is dedicated to an illustrious figure from the Medici family and depicts their most significant feats. Each of these rooms is matched on the floor above by a room dedicated to one of the main pagan deities, the idea being to compare the “terrestrial gods” of the reigning dynasty with the lineage of the “heavenly deities.” The first room of the quarters is dedicated to Cosimo the Elder, to whom the Medici family was indebted for securing the family’s prestige in the 15th century.
Via Google Arts & Culture.

‘Histórias da Paixão de Jesus’, de Pietro Lorenzetti

Pietro Lorenzetti [ca. 1280/85 – ca. 1348] foi um pintor do Trecento italiano, representante da Escola de Siena, que floresceu entre os séculos XIII e XV. Entre 1310 e 1320 participou na grande obra decorativa da Basílica Inferior de Assis – em particular no transepto sul – com afrescos das Histórias da Paixão de Jesus. 


 

‘Nymphéas Bleus’, de Claude Monet

No centésimo octogésimo aniversário do nascimento de Claude Monet [ 14 Novembro 1840 – 5 Dezembro 1926], ‘Nymphéas Bleus'(1914-1917).

Em 1918, Monet escrevia: «Je suis l’esclave du (travail) chechant toujours l’impossible (…), je n’ai plus longtemps à vivre et il me fault consacrer tout mon temps à la peinture, avec l’espoir d’arriver enfin à faire quelque chose de bien.»


Claude Monet [1840-1926] – ‘Nymphéas Bleus’, 1914-1917
San Francisco, California Palace of Legion of Honor

‘Danseuse en vert’, de Edgar Degas

Tal como os impressionistas, Edgar Degas [19 Julho 1834 – 27 Setembro 1917] foi também influenciado pela nova técnica fotográfica e pelas recém-descobertas gravuras japonesas, tendo por isso desenvolvido um particular interesse em capturar o movimento.
Das inúmeras variações sobre a dança, tema dominante na obra de Degas, fica este Danseuse en vert (1877-1879), ‘gentilmente cedido’ pelo Museu Thyssen, Madrid.


‘Verão’, de Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Os retratos de Giuseppe Arcimboldo [c.1527 – 1593], que morreu neste dia 11 de Julho, eram divertidas e surpreendentes composições de frutas e vegetais, como este “Verão” de 1563.


Giuseppe Arcimboldo [c.1527 – 1593] – ‘Verão’, 1563
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

‘Marché à la volaille, Pontoise’, de Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro [10 Julho 1830 – 13 Novembro 1903]
Marché à la volaille, Pontoise,1882.


‘O Casamento da Virgem’, de Rafael

No dia em que passam 500 anos da morte de Rafael, a par de Leonardo da Vinci e de Miguel Ângelo, um dos grandes mestres do Renascimento, escolho o retábulo que o genial artista executou em 1504, Lo Sposalizio della Vergine – O Casamento da Virgem.
A encomenda da Família Albizzini para a igreja de San Francesco em Città di Castello, pertence actualmente à Pinacoteca di Brera, em Milão.


‘Prophet Habacuc’, de Gian Lorenzo Bernini

De Gian Lorenzo Bernini [(Nápoles, 7 Dezembro 1598 – Roma, 28 Novembro 1680], Mestre do barroco italiano, Prophet Habacuc (c.1655), mármore – Igreja de Santa Maria del Popolo, Roma.

‘Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba’, by Claude Lorrain

From Claude Lorrain [1604/5 – 23 November 1682], French painter of the Baroque period, ‘Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba’, 1648


Two paintings by Claude, Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba and Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca, are known as the ‘Bouillon Claudes’ because they were made for Frédéric-Maurice, Duc de Bouillon (1605–1652), a French general in the papal army in Rome. They were completed in 1648 and remained in the Bouillon family throughout the eighteenth century. They even escaped seizure during the French Revolution, despite Bouillon’s successor being imprisoned in 1794 and his property confiscated.

Although documents survive to tell us these paintings were commissioned as a pair, the scenes belong to different biblical stories. They are, however, harmonious in the subjects they depict. Each explores the relationship between men and women, whether during a wedding celebration or because of a journey that brings friendship. There is a contrast between the bustling urban seaport and the peaceful countryside. The central activity of each painting is framed by either buildings or trees, with the sea or a substantial river in the background. Via The National Gallery.

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