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Tag Archives: Italy

Top 10 Facts About the Ancient Etruscans

Oct

15

This series will highlight 10 quick and easy facts about different cultures, artistic movements, and stylistic periods. Stay tuned for the next list in the series!

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In the Gallery: Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Benjamin West, 1790

Aug

06

West’s painting, Angels Appearing to the Shepherds, was intended to adorn one of the aisle windows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. In the painting, two…

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In the Gallery: Dancer by Enzo Torcoletti

Jul

31

Torcoletti’s main subject matter is one of fame in classical art; the female torso. His sculptures embody sensuality in that the expression of the human body is captured in the simplistic form of…

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Art in the Gardens: The Italian Fountain

Jul

03

It is thought that the Cummers’ trip to Italy in 1930 inspired Mrs. Cummer to create the Italian garden that is now such an integral part of the Cummer Museum and Gardens. While in Italy…

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In the Gallery: Minerva Visiting the Muses on Mount Parnassus by Claude Lorrain, 1680

Jun

11

Claude Lorrain was an artist of the Baroque era who was active in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in…

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In the Gallery: Landscape by Henri-Joseph Harpignies, 1893

May

21

Henri- Joseph Harpignies was a French painter and printmaker, who made a late in life debut in the Salon in 1853. Harpignies showed…

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