The Drawings of Ingres
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The Drawings of Ingres

Article concerning the drawings of Ingres, the French Neo-classical artist of the 19th century. Continue reading

Notes on Neo-Classicism and Art of the 18th Century
Art

Notes on Neo-Classicism and Art of the 18th Century

The famous Cardinal Albani commissioned Anton Raphael Mengs to paint the Parnassus Ceiling for the Villa Albani in Rome. The Villa Albani, not particularly suited as a permanent residence or for hosting guests, was a showcase for Cardinal Albani’s rich and extensive collection of classical antiquities. Albani dealt in buying and selling ancient objects from Rome and Greece, and along … Continue reading