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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.


                                          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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Milan: curiosities about Duomo

I go often to Milan for business and sometimes for leisure. The city offers many opportunities in terms of tourism, entertainment, and of course of business. I have to confess: I love Milan. It is quite close to my hometown and it has an international soul that I like. If you browse my blog you can easily find some posts about the city, from the best ice cream to the Castle. You will see a lot of other posts about Milan because going there often I have some experiences to share.

This article has a goal: give you some information about Duomo. It is the famous cathedral of Milan. It is the most visited attraction in Lombardy’s capital, but maybe some of you don’t know so much about its features. That’s why I  want to share with you some curiosities. If you have been to Milan, you can add some particulars when you tell about your trip to your friends. In case you will be there in the future, you will observe what I am going to post here.

The building is religious, but its architecture and the masterpieces created inside and outside on the facade are unique. You have to visit it even if you are not Catholic. It deserves to be seen for the art. Then knowing some more particulars about the construction you will love it. So, let’s go to the topic.

The curiosities of Duomo in Milan

I decided to share the curiosities on the Duomo of Milan, the third largest cathedral in the world. But I am not going to write them down. I did a short video including my pictures and some slides with a few lines: the written curiosities. When I visit a place I always try to get something more. I mean that I like to explore my destination, in each corner. To be a tourist who goes just in front of the main attractions is not part of me. I love to travel, that’s why to go to hidden pearls and to learn about some fewer know elements are my goals.

Milan is almost like my city because I spend there much time and in the years I had the chance to learn many different things. In the last days when I passed in front of Duomo, I thought about the curious facts I know. So now it is time to share them with you. I hope you will enjoy my video and then you will follow me also on YouTube.



Milan and Italy

Are you planning a trip to the capital of fashion? The curiosities about Duomo are useful, but you surely want to know more. Well, before to search for the flight and the accommodation, check out my articles about Italy. There are posts about Milan but also many others dedicated to other places in the country. All of them come from my direct experience. In each post, there are information about the city, the attraction, the less known areas. But you can also find impressions, facts, cultural aspects.

I am going to update the blog very often after my tours and travels, so you have to follow my steps. There will be a lot of curiosities and travel guides, plus tips prepared to improve your experience as travelers. I want to make this blog your travel mate.

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