The Bellelli Family Edgar Degas 1858 between the ages of 22 and 26, Edgar Degas completed his training in Italy, where part of his familly lived. Here he painted his father's sister, Laure, with her husband, the baron Bellelli (1812-1864) and her two daughters, Giula and Giovanna. The baron was an Italian patriot, banned from Naples, who lived an exile in Florence. His wife is in mourning for her father, Hilaire, who died recently and whose portrait appears on the framed redline painting close to his daughter's face. In 1860, the two granddaughters, Giovanna and Giula, are 7 and 10. The mother is impressively dignified and affirms a slightly severe authority, contrasting with the relative aloofness of the father. This family portrait evokes those of Flemish painters, van Dyck in particular. Masterpiece of Degas's early years, this portrait evokes the family tensions isolating each member of the family. The imposing dimensions, the sober colours, the structured games of open perspectives (doors and mirrors), all converge in strengthening a climate of oppression. All the more so as suggestions of escape appear, such as this curious little dog split by the frame. The almost playful position of the younger daughter alone, crossing her leg under her skirt, contrasts with the heavy atmosphere whereas her elder sister seems already prisoner of adult conventions.
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Full Moon in Orange tonight in Rome. Spare of the moment photo teamwork with @alexey_gotovskiy involved climbing the priceless Bernini Angel Statues. No harm, no foul. . . . . #fullmoon #orangefullmoon #nightphotography #rome #roma #vatican #vaticano #castelsantangelo #pontesantangelo #bernini #baroqueart #igroma #igersroma #noidiroma #italytravel #italyvacation #vaticantour #catholic #catholicphotography #catholicconnect #lungotevere
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Santa Lucia, Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644), #Pisa, Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale. #igerspisa #volgopisa #volgoitalia #instaart #barocco #baroqueart #myphotography
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It's #atcourt for day 21 of #bar#baroqueh ! . In the 17th, 18th and 19th century, royal courts were the place to see and to be seen, filled with flamboyant banquets, balls and all kind of divertiments, such as horse carroussels, masked balls and even fireworks and water expectacles, but no court was more flamboyant than Louis XIV's court at Versailles, with excentric gowns, Moliére's theater and Lully's opera, but, all the crowned heads of Europe were green of envy because of Versailles gardens, such fountains and groves have been never seen before. . Perspective View of The Grove from The Galerie Des Antiques at Versailles, by Jean-Baptiste Martin, 1688 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan
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Title: The Milkmaid Artist: Johannes Vermeer Date: 1657-58 Era: Baroque Patron: (Possibly) Pieter van Ruijven Intended audience: Public Subject matter: The painting may seem almost photographic in its realism. However, the composition was very carefully designed. A low vantage point and a pyramidal buildup of forms from the left foreground to the woman's head lend the figure monumentally and perhaps a sense of dignity. Context: The steady performance of domestic chores was often praised in Dutch literature and pictures of the period. Vermeer may or may not have intended his pitcher as such an erotic allusion, but he certainly meant for the sophisticated viewer to recall earlier paintings of comely milkmaids and kitchen maids, and the reputation of milkmaids in particular for sexual availability. In terms of style, 'The Milkmaid' stands on the threshold between Vermeer's early work and his mature style. Related art piece(s): -- - #vermeer #baroque #baroqueart #art #arthistory #history
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Spennata viva 👒🍃 Plucked alive. When Art pops out, Springtime starts... and vice versa 🌱 Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) | Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew (flayed alive), 1644 oil on canvas Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. On view at 'Ribera - Art of Violence', Dulwich Picture Gallery (2018-2019) #jusepederibera #stbartholomew #dulwichpicturegallery #springtime #primavera #printemps #happyspringtime #baroqueart #caravaggesque #museunacionaldartdecatalunya #artinbarcelona #artinlondon #artwalk #artwatchers #waysofseeing #lostinwonderlondon
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