During your visit to the Louvre Museum or the Palace of Versailles, I will undoubtedly tell you about an artist who is very close to my heart: Bernini. I discovered this artist during my studies in Art History, but I loved him when I was walking through the rooms of the Borghese Gallery in Rome, which I had the chance to show you when I was working in Rome as a guide.
Vincent Van Gogh, son of a pastor, was born on March 30th 1853 in Zundert (Netherlands) An unstable child but gifted for drawing, Vincent has among his uncles the founder, in Paris, of the Goupil art gallery. In order to learn the art trade, Vincent was sent to the gallery’s branches in The Hague (1869) and then to those in Brussels and London (1873-1876). After a series of romantic setbacks, he takes refuge in mysticism and in writing letters to his brother Theo, which will be an outlet for the troubles of his soul. After several years of solitary wandering, painting takes precedence over preaching and he begins to paint at the age of 27!
In 2019 we celebrate the 500 years anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, one of the most famous artist in the world. Painter, inventor, engineer, scientist, humanist, philosopher, he is for many a universal spirit, which fascinates even 500 years later. Between the 15th century and the 16th century, he illustrates, and at times incarnates, the Renaissance, with its advances in the artistic field but also in science and, above all, in the scientific approach.