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Art of Romanticism

The magnificent Art of Romanticism. In 1861 Italians united Italy. After some battles. Thanks also to a great engagement of artists. All the kingdoms disappear to let space to a unique country. The process that brought all the country under the same king started in 1815, after the Congress of Vienna. We call this period Risorgimento (Resurgence). It gave the chance to Italy to change its shape. People worked hard to reach the goal and art gave an important contribution to it. Art of Romanticism became the flag of the movement.

The ability of the art to make a revolution impress me a lot. This happens many times, in almost all the eras, especially in the last centuries. Anyway, who loves art has an interest in analyzing the historical context. Not only. Who loves art want to pay attention to the techniques. It’s amazing how artists changed the way to paint in the 19th century. I like a lot of painting and sculptures and going around the Italian museums and exhibitions I saw the evolution of the style. Also the differences among the artworks of the various artists of the same period.

Art of Romanticism: the 19th-century revolution

Romanticism started at the end of the 18th century. When the new generation of artists understood that Neoclassicism wasn’t influencing anymore the society, they started to search for something new. They changed completely the way to express their ideas and point of view. The art of Romanticism has various features. Romanticism canceled the Neoclassical reasoning, control, geometric perfection and, above all, imitation of the art of the ancients.

Not all the artists of the period made a radical change, but most of them yes. They wanted to draw a line to separate the past from the present. Their style was dominated by unbridled passion, strong feelings and a renewed fervor for the religious world. Moreover, if the neoclassical artist was convinced that the perfection of art had been reached by the ancients, the romantic drew, instead, inspiration from the dark and mysterious world of the Middle Ages. That period until then had been considered a period of no importance and purely negative.

Art of Romanticism in Italy

Who loves art can easily understand how nice is a journey into the art of Romanticism. That period is really amazing because it takes people into modern art. The paintings are not only a representation of a view, but there is a sign, something more. I think the feature of the style is visible in the vigorous brushstrokes capable of interpreting reality. Color and not too defined signs tell a story.

This is what I like about the art of Romanticism. Then, of course, there are many elements related to the history of that period. I love to explore the most important event of Italian unity. Also, I like to see in the paintings how Italy was at that time. The same feelings, especially talking about techniques, come from the sculpture. If you want to see art in Italy you have a lot of opportunities. But I recommend you to explore the artworks of the 18th century.

Romance artists

If you like art visit Italy. Art of Romanticism has a huge collection spread in all the country. There are many museums that offer the view of great artworks to the visitors. Time to time in various Italian cities there are thematic exhibitions. I like them because they collect paintings and sculptures also from foreign museums and private collections. So it’s easy to see some artworks that are usually not visible to the public.

I will write more about some art galleries and museums. Because Italy can show you the best examples of the art of Romanticism. But now I want to share some pictures I took during my visits. So I let you enjoy them. Before I remind you that after finding a flight, maybe using some free miles obtained with your credit card, you can reserve a hotel and buy the tickets to enter the museum. Planning in advance will be useful especially if you want to see some temporary exposition because you will check the place and the dates.

Paintings

                                          One of the famous “kiss” of the painter Hayez

 

In the painting, you can see the famous writer Alessandro Manzoni, one of the Italian literature icons

 

                                     This young girl represents Italy, that was born in 1861

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My Anasa

My Anasa, an Italian blog. Before to explain the name, I want to tell you about the logo. A cup for coffee is a symbol for Italy, where the Espresso is a must, and the gold means luxury. I have chosen, as the first logo of the blog the cup. Because it represents well the style of this blog.

To explain what Anasa is, it’s important to start from the Swahili language, spoken in many African countries. The meaning is luxury, pleasure, enjoyment, and sensuality. All the people around the world want to have pleasure, to enjoy and to try the sensuality of luxury. Use a Swahili word has, of course, a reason and it comes from a peculiarity. It was developed to create exchanges between Africa and Asia. It is open to influences for that. But it never loses its structure and connects all the people in the continent.

So you have some elements: coffee means that this blog is made in Italy, where luxury is excellence. The name of the blog comes from an old and important language, used to connect different cultures and to communicate luxury and pleasure together. So you should imagine easily the topic od Anasa, but to know more about the blog, there are questions and answers.

Who is “Anasa”?

An Italian guy with a big passion for luxury, always updated on the last news, who wants to share information and opinions, but also some hints.

What?

The blog has contents about luxury in all the aspects: some general information, news about lifestyle, hotels, restaurants, design and fashion brands, cars, services, wellness and all that is part of luxury.

Why?

There are a lot of blogs and websites belonging to luxury, but Anasa is going to mix news and direct experience with products and services. It’s a real journey inside the asana, where pleasure and luxury are meeting each other in a single word.

When?

Every day there are posts, news, and comments about events, new products, and luxury services.

Where?

Anasa is now on the blog, on Twitter, and Instagram, but who knows, if it will grow up, it will be somewhere else…

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