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Cesare Pavese | Agony / Agonia, 1933

Frantz Charlet (Belgian Impressionist painter, 1862-1928) | A promenade in Vonaco

I’ll wander the streets till I’m dead tired,
I’ll learn to live alone and look each passing face
straight in the eye and still be what I am.
This coolness ascending in me, searching through my veins,
is an awakening each morning that I’ve never felt
so real -except that I feel stronger
than my body, and a colder shiver comes each morning now.

The mornings I had at twenty are now far: away.
And tomorrow, twenty-one: tomorrow I’ll go out in tile
streets -
I remember every stone, and the layers of the sky.

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Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)


Claude-Joseph Vernet was the leading French🎨 landscape painter (with Hubert Robert🎨) of the later 18th century🎨.
He achieved great celebrity with his topographical paintings and serene landscapes.
He was also one of the century's most accomplished painters of tempests and moonlight scenes.
Vernet was born at Avignon and trained there with his father, Antoine, and with the history painter Philippe Sauvan.

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Sir Thomas Lawrence | Julia, Lady Peel, 1827 | Frick Collection


Julia Floyd (1795-1859) was married in 1820 to the British statesman Sir Robert Peel, who twice served as Prime Minister and was an avid patron of Lawrence.
The Frick portrait apparently was inspired by Rubens’ painting of Susanna Fourment🎨 known as the "Chapeau de paille", which Peel had acquired in 1823.

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Abraham Pether (1756-1812)


Abraham Pether was an English🎨 landscape painter, recognised for his skill in depicting moonlit scenes.
He was also a talented musician, inventor, mathematician and philosopher.
He painted river and mountain scenery, with classical buildings, in a pleasing though artificial style, somewhat resembling that of Richard Wilson; but his reputation rests on his moonlight subjects, which attracted much admiration, and earned for him the sobriquet of "Moonlight" Pether.

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William Turner | L'Eruzione del Vesuvio, 1817

William Turner | L'Eruzione del Vesuvio, 1817

La drammatica rappresentazione di Joseph Mallord di William Turner (Londra, 23 Aprile 1775 – Chelsea, 19 Dicembre 1851) sul Vesuvio è una delle numerose iterazioni artistiche di eruzione di vulcani dalla fine del diciottesimo all'inizio del diciannovesimo secolo.
Turner visitò Napoli e salì al Vesuvio nel 1819; tuttavia, non ha mai assistito ad un'eruzione in prima persona e questa composizione probabilmente ha preceduto il suo soggiorno italiano.
La sua immaginata concezione del disastro naturale riflette un interesse per l'estetica del sublime ed una sottile consapevolezza delle scoperte della geologia.
Lo studio dei vulcani nel diciottesimo secolo ha contribuito a un cambiamento paradigmatico nella comunità scientifica, in particolare intorno all'età della terra e all'evoluzione delle sue terre emerse. | © Yale Centre for British Art

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Wilhelm Tischbein | Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1787


Title: Goethe🎨 in the Roman Campagna;
Author: Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German🎨 Neoclassical painter, 1751-1829);
Date: 1787;
Dimensions: 164.0 x 206.0 cm;
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Current location: Städel Museum, Frankfurt;
Acquisition: Acquired in 1887 as a gift by Baroness Adèle von Rothschild;
Status: On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art.

"This will make a beautiful painting. Alas, it will be too big for our Nordic housings", Goethe remarked on this life-size portrait in 1786 in Rome.

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Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802) | Drawings


Gaetano Gandolfi🎨 was a painter, draughtsman, sculptor and etcher of the late Baroque and early Neoclassic period, active in Bologna, part of an Italian family of artists.
As a student at the Accademia Clementina he won two medals🎨 for sculpture and four medals for his drawings.
Throughout his life he remained actively involved in the affairs of the Accademia Clementina, where he taught a class in life drawing. He was a gifted draughtsman, and his drawings were highly prized by contemporary collectors.

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J.H.W. Tischbein | Diogenes looking for an Honest Man, 1780


"Diogenes Looking for an Honest Man" is a painting attributed to German painter Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751-1829).
It depicts Diogenes of Sinope with a lantern searching for an honest man.
Diogenes of Sinope used to stroll about in full daylight with a lamp; when asked what he was doing, he would answer, "I am just looking for an honest man".