Nineteenth century - Finestre sull'Arte

Dutch museum tries to buy Van Gogh painting

Dutch museum tries to buy Van Gogh painting

A Dutch museum dreams of bringing into its collections an important Vincent van Gogh painting from the Nuenen period, a portrait of Gordina de Groot, a Brabant peasant woman who posed for several of the artist's works made between March and April 188...
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Cursed femininity: the mermaid of Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

Cursed femininity: the mermaid of Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

When one's thoughts dwell on the figure of the mermaid, a unique depiction comes to life: bewitching, long hair and a tail that takes the shape of different fish. The mermaid has been part of the artistic imagination for millennia, and hers is among ...
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When Monet and colleagues invented Impressionism: what the major exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay looks like

When Monet and colleagues invented Impressionism: what the major exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay looks like

A unique exhibition, the kind you will never see again, or at any rate it will be a long time before you see one of the same caliber: the occasion is truly special, the 150th anniversary of the birth of French Impressionism, and if the desire was to ...
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Turin, Palazzo Madama tells the story of theater between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with set designs

Turin, Palazzo Madama tells the story of theater between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with set designs

From June 20 to September 9, 2024, Palazzo Madama in Turin presents the exhibition Theaters and Small Theaters. The Arts of the Stage between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in the Collections of Palazzo Madama. The exhibition offers a select...
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The Vittoriano dedicates an exhibition to Giuseppe Mazzini. From the U.S. also Silvestro Lega's masterpiece

The Vittoriano dedicates an exhibition to Giuseppe Mazzini. From the U.S. also Silvestro Lega's masterpiece

Until September 8, 2024, the Vittoriano's Sala Zanardelli is hosting the exhibition The Last Portrait: Mazzini and Lega, Parallel Histories of the Risorgimento, curated by Edith Gabrielli, director of VIVE - Vittoriano and Palazzo Venezia, with the h...
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From train in the snow to water lilies. What the Monet exhibition in Padua looks like.

From train in the snow to water lilies. What the Monet exhibition in Padua looks like.

It sometimes happens that a selection of works from a famous international museum moves en bloc to create an exhibition in Italy with masterpieces from that museum venue alone, generally emphasizing the concept and the extraordinariness of the event ...
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Pre-Raphaelite revolt

Pre-Raphaelite revolt

The following article is an excerpt from the critical text in the catalog of the exhibition Preraphaelites. Modern Renaissance, directed by Gianfranco Brunelli and curated by Elizabeth Prettejohn , Peter Trippi, Cristina Acidini and Francesco Parisi ...
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An exhibition in the Vigezzo Valley rediscovers the art of Gian Maria Rastellini

An exhibition in the Vigezzo Valley rediscovers the art of Gian Maria Rastellini

The Rossetti Valentini School of Fine Arts in Santa Maria Maggiore (Verbania) is hosting an exhibition dedicated to a little-known but interesting late 19th-early 20th-century artist, Gian Maria Rastellini (Buttogno, 1869 - Milan, 1927). After the su...
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