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Two hundred and ten Shades of Green

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An Artist, a Colour #4: Veronese Green

It may seem strange to you, but the Veronese Green, the Verona Green and the Viridian are not the same colour. To the late-Renaissance painter called Paolo il Veronese, to be born in that city, is related one of the colours … Continue reading

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Chopin and Delacroix: a Romantic friendship

Frédéric Chopin and Eugène Delacroix were friends. I discovered this, reading the fine book by Roberto Calasso “La Folie Baudelaire” [1], dedicated to the French symbolist poet and critic, and some artists of his time, related to him. The two … Continue reading

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The Colours Whisperer

The Art Prints don’t reproduce faithful the magic of Paul Cézanne, the master of Aix-en-Provence. Even on coated paper, the colours of his paintings tend to look less bright than they are in reality. Ironically, just to him who made … Continue reading

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Indignados

The Public demonstration of our own Dissent, is an ancient custom of Democracy.

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An Artist, a Colour #3: Van Dyck’s Brown

References: Ball Philip, Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour,University of Chicago Press, 2001 http://www.Wikipedia.com The Flemish Anton van Dyck was official painter to the court of King Charles I of England and Scotland. His name has been linked to a brown … Continue reading

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An Artist, a Colour #2: Klein Blue

(References: Yves Klein Archives.org , en.wikipedia.org) A very popular italian song, “Nel Blu, dipinto di Blu” ( best known for its refrain “Volare”), sings about a dream, in which the player imagines to paint himself of blue paint, then get to … Continue reading

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