Can art be defined? Art and philosophy

(Pompeii, House VII, 2, 6: Paquius Proculus and his wife, National Archaeological Museum of Naples, fresco of the first century.) Since at least antiquity, philosophy has questioned the nature of art. Plato in the Ion and Hippias Major or Aristotle … Read More

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Aesthetics in Middle Ages, Renaissance and XVII – XVIII centuries

Middle Ages  (Teaching Boethius, manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy, 1385.) The aesthetics of the Middle Ages take up the principles of Neoplatonism by relating them to the theological model of Christianity. It is considered then that in artistic creation … Read More

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Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa room – Room 6 We did not forget the emotion that shook the civilized universe when one morning in August 1911 spread the … Read More

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Louvre: David Teniers (the Younger) – The Works of Mercy

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 22 The Louvre Museum has quite a number of paintings by David Téniers, a painter so spiritually realistic. It is useless to describe them, for they consist of the … Read More

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