Tag: venice

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Femme nue couchée, Gabrielle, 1903 Traveling to Italy in the early 1880’s where he became immersed in Renaissance painting and classical antiquity, Renoir came to reject the Impressionists’ pursuit of the ephemeral. Instead he applied formally disciplined techniques to his figure paintings. ‘Femme nue couchée’ reconciles classical rigour of volume, form and line with the…

Missing the yellow house

Front page on Explore, 26/04/2008 "The window on the first floor near the corner with both shutters open is that of Van Gogh’s guest room, where Paul Gauguin lived for nine weeks from late October, 1888. Behind the next window, with one shutter closed, is Van Gogh’s Bedroom. The two small rooms at the rear…

Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait of the Painter Frank Haviland c. 1914, Oil on board Gianni Mattioli Collection Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice This vivid portrait, painted in Paris in the second half of 1914, marks Amedeo Modigliani’s return to painting after a period of five years dedicated to sculpture. The sitter, Frank Burty Haviland, was a wealthy English amateur:…