For the 874th anniversary of my native city I went to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. There are currently two “Italian” exhibitions. One, in
David Hockney, In Memoriam Cecchino Bracci In 1544, a handsome 15-year-old boy named Cecchino (Francesco) Bracci died, leaving his uncle Luigi del Riccio shattered. At
An original painting by Paolo Veronese (La Pieta) was identified at Tashkent Art Museum. It was thought to belong to an unknown painter of the Venetian school.
Representation of Venus Anadyomene in painting and in Arthus Rimbaud’s sonnet reveal two strikingly different viewpoints.
Sandro Botticelli, Primavera (1482) My congratulations to all of you on the occasion of the first day of spring! Today, in fact, was a wonderful
Although better known for his sensuous paintings, François Boucher shows a more serious side of his genius, when tackling religious themes in his paintings. Among
Leonardo’s self-portrait is on display at Turin until January 2012, along with modern artists’ takes on his work, including Duchamp and Warhol.
Alexander Ivanov, The Bay of Naples near Castellmare (1846) Alexander Ivanov, On the Shore of the Bay of Naples (1850s) The Bay of Naples
Alexey Tyranov was born in 1801. Prior to going to the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg he worked alongside his brother as an icon
As I was reading Mikhail Romm‘s book on directing in cinema, I came across a chapter on shots and framing, in which Romm illustrates different