Italy

Since I will be studying abroad next semester in Florence, I decided to create an Italy themed project.

Italian Landscape with Mountains and a River, Joseph Wright of Derby, c. 1790, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
I chose this work because I liked the contrast and depth visualized in the mountains and clouds. Visual inspection suggests this is a watercolor work.
Italian Landscapes at Sunset, Fishermen, Markó,Károly, 1851, From the collection of: Hungarian National Gallery
The colors coming from the sun are distributed well throughout the work, and the fleeting nature of sunset gives the viewers a nostalgic feeling.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, John Inigo Richards RA, 1730/31?–1810, British, 1776, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
I like the contrast between the large formidable castle in the background and the smaller structures in the foreground. The people in the painting also brings a sense of life to the painting.
This photo portrays the active life of the gondoliers in Venice, and it looks like a beautiful day, attracting people to it. I really look forward to going to Venice it looks so pretty.
St. Sebastian, Andrea Mantegna, 1457/1459, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
I chose this image of St. Sebastian because the painter uses the lines of his body to imply that he is in a great deal of pain.
Madonna Cernazai, Fiorentino, Niccolò di Giovanni, 1480 - 1490, From the collection of: Museo Lázaro Galdiano
I chose this relief of the Madonna and child because I admire the detail required to complete this work.
Piazza Navona, Rome, Caspar Adriaansz. van Wittel (Vanvitelli), 1699, From the collection of: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
This active view of a Piazza in Rome allows the viewer to immerse themselves in the culture seen in the image.
Interior of Milan Cathedral, Luigi Bisi, 1840/1840, From the collection of: Fondazione Cariplo
The arches and columns in the Milan Cathedral are magnificent, ergo a study of these structures will also produce visually appealing results.
View of Bridge and the Town of Cava, Kingdom of Naples, 1785 - 1790, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Alps and a scenic bridge make for a pretty painting any day! The detail of the landscape's terrain is well preserved even though covered in trees and shrubbery.
Marina di Pisa, frangiflutti e piscine artificiali sulla costa tirrenica, Alex MacLean, 2007, From the collection of: MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
I like this unique shot of the shoreline, because of the angle, and how it combines the serenity of the ocean with the bustle of shorelife.
Courtyard of the Palace of the Dux of Venice, Martín Rico y Ortega, 1883, From the collection of: Fundación Banco Santander
The architecture of the palace was visually appealing to me, perhaps due to the uniformity of the domes.
Interior of the Pantheon, Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini, c. 1734, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The domes seen in the previous slide are just as beautiful on the inside. I went here when we visited Rome when I was 4, and I still remember looking up and marveling at it.
St. Luke Painting the Madonna, Jan Gossaert, 1515/1525, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
A painting within a painting. Paint-ception.
Venus and Adonis, Ferdinando Tacca, ca. 1650, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
This sculpture is supposed to be of the two most beautiful gods in Roman history. The use of bodily lines and contrapposto to portray beauty and emotion is very well done.
Portrait of Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), January-February 1912, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
What art gallery would be complete without a wacky self portrait of a suspected schizophrenic?
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