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Vanvitelli. Piazza Navona, Rome

Vanvitelli. Piazza Navona, Rome

Caspar van WitteI was one of the Northern European painters working in Rome in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. This view of the Piazza Navona gives particular prominence to three architectural projects involved in the remodelling of the square by Pope Innocent X: on the left, the reconstruction of the Pamphili family palace and the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, completed by Borromini; and in the centre of the composition, facing the church, Bernini’s Four Rivers fountain. Van Wittel’s paintings provided a description of the modern city.

Reproducción de hogar.mov

Reproducción de hogar.mov

Reproducción de hogar epipaleolítico, similar a los excavados en el Parque Darwin y Arroyo de las Moreras en Madrid. Realizado para la exposición permanente del Museo de los Orígenes de Madrid por Arqueodidat
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Giambattista Tiepolo: ‘The Death of Hyacinthus’

Giambattista Tiepolo: ‘The Death of Hyacinthus’

The subject of the present painting comes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Book X) which tells of the fatal outcome of the love between the god Apollo and the mortal Hyacinth. According to the classical tale, Hyacinth died as a result of his own clumsiness when he energetically threw his discus during a match, fatally wounding himself in the head. Another version of the story recounts that the discus was thrown by Apollo, killing the boy when it rebounded off the ground or against a rock.

Francesco Guardi. View of the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere

Francesco Guardi. View of the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere

This canvas is a good example of a genre that became very popular in the eighteenth century, particularly among Venetian artists: the veduta, or view. Paintings of this sort were commissioned or purchased by English travellers or art-lovers. Francesco Guardi, who was strongly influenced by Canaletto’s idealised views of the city, generally made preparatory drawings for his paintings; the Museo Correr in Venice holds a large collection of his sketches and notes.