Monthly Archives: December 2014

Isaac Levitan. Part 2 – The later years

Anton Chekhov, the writer and physician, was born in January 1860.  He was the third of six children and was brought up in the coastal town of Taganrog which lay on the north shore of the Sea of Azov in … Continue reading

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Isaac Levitan. Part 1, His early life and paintings

From the portraiture and the religious works of the 16th century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Moroni I am moving in a completely different direction.  I am focusing on the Russian Empire and one of, if not the greatest Russian landscape … Continue reading

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Giovanni Battista Moroni – his religious works

In today’s blog I complete my look at the 16th century Italian painter, Giovanni Battista Moroni, and look at some of his religious works. Moroni had studied under Alessandro Bonvicino (Il Moretto) and in the 1540’s he eventually rose to … Continue reading

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