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Morandi, Giorgio (1890-1964) – 1958 Patio in Via Fondazza (Museo de Bolonia, Italy)

Oil on canvas; 45.5 x 50 cm. Morandi cannot be closely identified with a particular school of painting. His major influence was the work of French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, whose emphasis on form and flat areas of colour Morandi emulated throughout his career. Morandi first exhibited his work in 1914 in Bologna with the…

we all go sometimes

Freaking with HDR The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today’s see of the Diocese of Antwerp was started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been ‘completed’. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. It…

Artist colony in miniature

Muenter House and its garden, Murnau am Staffelsee (in English: "Murnau at Staffel Lake"), Bavaria, Germany Some background information: On 21st August 1909, the German painter Gabriele Muenter bought this little property in the Kottmuellerallee in Murnau am Staffelsee. At that time Muenter was betrothed with the more famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, who, in…

Degas – ballerina

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri, known for its neo-classical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art. The museum was built on the grounds of Oak Hall, the home of Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson. When he died in 1915, his will provided that upon the…