Painting

Fernando Botero

Botero was a Columbian painter and sculptor, born in 1932. His paintings and sculptures are mostly known for representing overly inflated, gigantic, grossly rotund and grotesque figures. No social class is spared by his portraits: cardinals, dictators, historical personages, all

Matisse

Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954) Benoît Matisse was an exponent of the Fauvism art movement that developed in France between 1898 and 1908 with the intent to give shape and incisiveness to pure colour and turn it into an evocative

Ghirlandaio

Domenico Ghirlandaio Domenico Ghirlandaio is the pseudonymous of Florence native Domenico Bigordi (1449-1494). The artist was influenced by Giotto, Masaccio, Andrea del Castagno and Verrocchio, and is known for the precise lines and realism of his paintings. Among his pupils

Dosso Dossi

Dosso Dossi is the pseudonymous of Giovanni  di Niccoló de Luteri (1479-1542), a leader of the Ferrara School best known for his allegorical and mythological paintings. The artist worked for the court of the Dukes d’Este, and was influenced by

Painting

The Flemish breakfasts of 17th century

In Holland still lives were called ontbijt (breakfasts), a widespread genre among the Flemish artists of the 17th century. Through the elements typical of the paintings: the Romer, traditional german glass used for the Rhine white wine, the saltcellar surmounted by a china plate

Painting

Yellow on yellow artworks

“Giallo, rosso, blu” (Yellow, red, blue) is a 127×200 cm oil on canvas painting created in 1925 by Vasily Kandinsky. The painting belongs to the “geometric” period of the artist’s life, when Kandinsky resided in Bauhaus. Curves and lines alternate, meet and