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italianartsociety:

Painter, draughtsman, and printmaker Paolo Anesi was born on this day in 1697 in Rome. The son of a Venetian silk weaver, Anesi became one of the most important landscape painters active in Rome in the mid-eighteenth century. Collectors greatly admired his ideal landscapes and views based on studies of the Roman countryside. He worked in fresco and oil on canvas, many of which were collected by British and French tourists and expats, who admired vedutisti like Anesi, Canaletto, and Francesco Guardi. Anesi’s success led to his induction on 8 January 1747 to the assembly of Virtuosi al Pantheon.

Reference: Olivier Michel. “Anesi, Paolo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T002827>.

An Extensive Landscape, 1751-55, oil on canvas, private collection

An Extensive Landscape, 1751-55, oil on canvas, private collection

Tiber Bridge in Rome, before 1773, oil on canvas, private collection

View of the Roman Campagna, before 1773, oil on canvas, private collection

View of Tivoli and the Roman Campagna, before 1773, oil on canvas, private collection

Pastoral Scene, etching, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011

Harpsichord with decorations by Paolo Anesi, private collection

View of Aricciac.1760–65, oil on canvas, Glasgow Museums 

Ruined Temple in an Italianate Landscape, oil on canvas, Burton Constable Hall

Ruined Tower in an Italianate Landscapeoil on canvas, Burton Constable Hall

worldpaintings:

Fedor Rokotov
Portrait of Catherine II the Great of Russia, 1770, oil on canvas, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
Catherine the Great was one of the most prominent rulers of Russia and a figure deserving of admiration. During her rule from 1762 to 1796 the Russian Empress Catherine II made such progress in political power that it is hard to find similar examples in world history. She expanded the territory of the Russian Empire and improved its administration, following the policy of Westernization. She was reputed to be an “enlightened despot,” however she was also praised for her generosity and humanity.

worldpaintings:

Fedor Rokotov

Portrait of Catherine II the Great of Russia, 1770, oil on canvas, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

Catherine the Great was one of the most prominent rulers of Russia and a figure deserving of admiration. During her rule from 1762 to 1796 the Russian Empress Catherine II made such progress in political power that it is hard to find similar examples in world history. She expanded the territory of the Russian Empire and improved its administration, following the policy of Westernization. She was reputed to be an “enlightened despot,” however she was also praised for her generosity and humanity.

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

The Fisherman and the Siren (Detail) Frederic Lord Leighton

fuckyeahpreraphaelites:

The Fisherman and the Siren (Detail)
Frederic Lord Leighton

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress
Charles Frederick Worth
c.1888
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress

Charles Frederick Worth

c.1888

MET

septemberwildflowers:

art meme: 3/? colors: rose

Frederic Leighton - Elijah in the Wilderness; Alphonse Mucha - Rose; John Singer-Sargent - Mrs Carl Meyer and her ChildrenFrançois-Hubert Drouais - Portrait de Femme; François-Hubert Drouais - Madame du BarryAnton Raphael Mengs - Maria Luisa of Parma; Edgar Degas - The Pink Dancer; Edward Robert Hughes - Juliette Gordon Low; Gustave Jean Jaquet - Portrait of a Lady

lacedheartt:

Cristobal de Antonio - The Basket Of Roses.  Oil on canvas. 

lacedheartt:

Cristobal de Antonio - The Basket Of Roses.  Oil on canvas. 

letterstomashka:

Rest in peace (1918 - ∞)

versaillesadness:

Hôtel de Chasrot, Paris, France.

versaillesadness:

Hôtel de Chasrot, Paris, France.

magictransistor:

Unknown (Everyman), World Map Drawn in a Fool’s Head, ca. 1590.

the-garden-of-delights:

"The Allegory of Time" (detail) by Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809).

the-garden-of-delights:

"The Allegory of Time" (detail) by Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809).

mademoisellelapiquante:

Joseph Dorffmeister | Princess Luisa of Naples - Sicily (detail) | 1797

mademoisellelapiquante:

Joseph Dorffmeister | Princess Luisa of Naples - Sicily (detail) | 1797

lesfressange89:

                                                     Golden Cage

lesfressange89:

                                                     Golden Cage

deformographyy:

Death blowing bubbles on ‘wallpaper’..

deformographyy:

Death blowing bubbles on ‘wallpaper’..

versailleslife:

Madame de Pompadour - Francois Boucher, 1758

versailleslife:

Madame de Pompadour - Francois Boucher, 1758