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Adriano Maini

Adriano Maini

Condivido da Bordighera (IM) alcuni interessi e passioni e, talora, sprazzi di memoria di cose vissute.
likeafieldmouse: Rembrandt van Rijn - The Three Trees (1643) - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Rembrandt van Rijn - The Three Trees (1643)
I Ludi Circensi nell'antica Roma: cenni storici - http://www.cultura-barocca.com/IMPERIA...
history-of-fashion: 1740 Philippe Mercier - Portrait of a Man - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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1740 Philippe Mercier - Portrait of a Man
art-and-fury: In the Forest - Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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In the Forest - Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret
catonhottinroof: George Hitchcock    Field of Flowers - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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George Hitchcock    Field of Flowers
fleurdulys: Girl by a Trellis - Henri Lebasque ~1914 - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Girl by a Trellis - Henri Lebasque
 
~1914
femme-de-lettres: Large (Wikimedia) Evelyn de Morgan’s paintings usually indicate their blatant symbolism by their (subtly or unsubtly) implausible settings. In The Crown of Glory, though—which de Morgan painted in 1896—the scene, though obviously invented, doesn’t have the same immediate feeling of impossibility. Certainly it isn’t a precise... - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Large (Wikimedia)
 
Evelyn de Morgan’s paintings usually indicate their blatant symbolism by their (subtly or unsubtly) implausible settings.
 
In The Crown of Glory, though—which de Morgan painted in 1896—the scene, though obviously invented, doesn’t have the same immediate feeling of impossibility.
 
Certainly it isn’t a precise depiction of the classical world: de Morgan has no interest in the careful historicity of Alma-Tadema. The fish at the edge of the tapestry or fresco behind her evoke both her husband’s ceramic tiles and the ancient Roman motifs that inspired him. The little telamon and caryatid that support the bookshelf again suggest the classical world, while the raised-cord-bound books on them are clearly of more modern origin. The three-legged table with its climbing snakes, and the subject’s own draped and gathered garments, both straddle that same line between a modern and a classical aesthetic. For the most part, though, the work looks at least internally consistent.
 
But perhaps the most important element—the large image towards which the subject looks as she casts off her ornaments—is a total break from even the fairly modernized Greco-Roman style of the rest of the scene.
 
After all, it is practically a copy of one of Giotto’s 14th-century frescoes for the Lower Basilica in Assisi, which (as Christie’s points out), de Morgan “may well have seen…on one of her numerous visits to Italy, or she may have known the design in reproduction, possibly the engraving in William Young Ottley’s Florentine School (1826) which her mentor Burne-Jones had copied in an early sketchbook (Victoria and Albert Museum).”
 
The result is to produce a sort of dissonance between the ornate, finely wrought Greco-Roman objects in the rest of the scene, and the incredibly simplified—even flattened—Medieval depiction of Saint Francis’ allegorical marriage to Lady Poverty.
 
Which is, of course, the visual equivalent of the spiritual dissonance which is suddenly brought to the attention of the painting’s subject.
Bursting Out. by Ray Bradshaw. on Flickr. Glen Lyon, Scozia - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Bursting Out. by Ray Bradshaw. on Flickr.
Glen Lyon, Scozia
fleurdulys: The Criminal - Ramon Marti i Alsina 1866 - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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The Criminal - Ramon Marti i Alsina
 
1866
hipinuff: Lyonel Feininger (American/German: 1871–1956),Village, 1953. Oil on canvas, 33.3 x 50.8 cm. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Lyonel Feininger (American/German: 1871–1956),Village, 1953. Oil on canvas, 33.3 x 50.8 cm.
Navegando el Rio Arrayanes by Milagros Santa Cruz on Flickr. Patagonia - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Navegando el Rio Arrayanes by Milagros Santa Cruz on Flickr.
Patagonia
Fast waters. by Ray Bradshaw. on Flickr. Glencoe, Scozia - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Fast waters. by Ray Bradshaw. on Flickr.
Glencoe, Scozia
hipinuff: Fernand Léger (French; 1881-1955), Project for the ballet Skating Rink, 1922. Pencil and watercolor on cardboard. 40.5 x 48 cm. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Fernand Léger (French; 1881-1955), Project for the ballet Skating Rink, 1922. Pencil and watercolor on cardboard. 40.5 x 48 cm.
Guarino Guarini e la rivoluzione barocca di San Lorenzo a Torino. Vicino alla cappella [della Sacra Sindone] il Guarini costruì, a partire dal 1668, la chiesa Teatina di San Lorenzo. In essa egli fu libero di inventare la pianta, che può essere considerata la sua composizione più feconda, per le influenze che ebbe sull’architettura ecclesiastica... - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Guarino Guarini e la rivoluzione barocca di San Lorenzo a Torino.
 
Vicino alla cappella [della Sacra Sindone] il Guarini costruì, a partire dal 1668, la chiesa Teatina di San Lorenzo. In essa egli fu libero di inventare la pianta, che può essere considerata la sua composizione più feconda, per le influenze che ebbe sull’architettura ecclesiastica posteriore. L’organismo centrale si sviluppa attorno ad uno spazio ottagonale, i cui lati sono curvati verso l’interno in forma convessa; sull’asse principale è aggiunto un presbiterio ellittico trasverso, secondo il principio della giustapposizione pulsante; e in tal modo si introduce un asse longitudinale. Sull’asse trasversale si sarebbero potuti aggiungere spazi simili, ma non vennero realizzati. I piedritti sulle diagonali, che reggono i pennacchi, sono trasformati in uno schermo che definisce le cappelle di forma lenticolare. Le colonne e gli archi delle cappelle corrispondono a quelli degli assi principali, creando l’effetto di una struttura scheletrica continua che circonda lo spazio. La pianta indica dunque l’applicazione del principio della giustapposizione pulsante ad un raggruppamento centralizzato di “cellule”. Come principio, il sistema è “aperto”, ma il Guarini ha usato soltanto alcune delle possibilità di aggiungere spazi secondari, creando quello che è stato chiamato “un edificio centralizzato ridotto”.
 
Christian Norberg-Schulz, Architettura Barocca.
 
Guarino Guarini, chiesa di San Lorenzo. 1668-1687. Torino.
 (da “Architettura Civile”, tavole 6 e 4)
 
Fonte: Google+/Sciadografie
La Classis Germanica, la flotta imperiale romana che controllava il corso del Reno e dei suoi più importanti affluenti - http://www.cultura-barocca.com/abczeta...
thepolishstufflove: Stanisław Dębicki (Polish,1866–1924). - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Stanisław Dębicki (Polish,1866–1924).
Taggia (IM), centro storico, scorcio - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Taggia (IM), centro storico, scorcio
lonequixote: Sweet Peas ~ Theo van Rysselberghe - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Sweet Peas ~ Theo van Rysselberghe
Bordighera (IM), centro storico del Paese Alto, Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Maddalena, part. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
Bordighera (IM), centro storico del Paese Alto, Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Maddalena, part.
La Turbie, Chiesa di Saint-Michel (XVIII° secolo) http://ift.tt/1sn2FU8 - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
La Turbie, Chiesa di Saint-Michel (XVIII° secolo) http://ift.tt/1sn2FU8
blastedheath: Gustave Loiseau (French, 1865-1935), Dieppe, l’avant-port [Dieppe, the outer harbour], c.1903. Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Gustave Loiseau (French, 1865-1935), Dieppe, l’avant-port [Dieppe, the outer harbour], c.1903. Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm.
poboh: Girl with a mask, 1900, Václav Brožík. Czech (1851 - 1901) - Oil on Canvas - - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Girl with a mask, 1900, Václav Brožík. Czech (1851 - 1901)
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urgetocreate: André Derain, Le Jardin, 1899 - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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André Derain, Le Jardin, 1899
blastedheath: Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920), Ritratto di giovane [Portrait of a young man]. Pencil on paper, 43 x 26.2 cm. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
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Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920), Ritratto di giovane [Portrait of a young man]. Pencil on paper, 43 x 26.2 cm.
poboh: Meditation, 1899-1900, Vojtěch Preissig. Czech (1873 - 1944) - Color etching on paper - Yes, I think I posted it before. But I love it. - http://adrianomaini.tumblr.com/post...
poboh:
 
Meditation, 1899-1900, Vojtěch Preissig. Czech (1873 - 1944)
 - Color etching on paper - 
 Yes, I think I posted it before. But I love it.
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