Sandro Botticelli (Reblog)

Self-Portrait Italian painter of the Early Renaissance Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi better known as Sandro Botticelli* *He was given the …

Sandro Botticelli

Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi (Reblog)

The history of art Four best eye painters, during 18th century RosAlba Carriera: Venetian woman painter (Italy), born October 7, 1675 in Chioggia, died in Venice April 15, 1757. Allegory of Music – Rosalba Carreiera (Author: Irina . Source: flickr) A Gentleman in a Gold Patterned Coat and Violet-Brown Cape – Rosalba Carriera (source: pt.wikipedia) […]

Four best eye painters, during 18th century — paintdigi

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.

Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

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William Blake [1757-1827] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Blake portrait by Thomas Phillips English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake was born, November 28, 1757 at 28 Broad Street (now Broadwick St.) in Soho, London ❦ Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. What he […]

William Blake [1757-1827] — Marina Kanavaki