MILAN – A work of art capable of releasing eternal beauty and enchantment. It is no coincidence that there is the Stendhal syndrome , typical of those who are struck by the charm of art. The works of art are able to express the personality and the interiority, and with Libreriamo Store we have given you the possibility of being able to furnish your home based on the works of art you love most . We asked you readers which works you would recommend among those kept in museums, let’s see together the masterpieces that have received the most acclaim. The starry night, Vincent Van Gogh
The fascination exerted by Van Gogh’s painting is incredible, loved by young and old, he remains one of the most cited and admired painters. The starry night and a true icon of Western painting, the painting depicts a nocturnal landscape of Saint-Remy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. Since his arrival in Arles, in 1888, the representation of the “night effects” becomes a constant concern for Van Gogh. During the period of hospitalization in the asylum, the artist creates Starry Night, a work that can be grasped with immediacy, apparently simple, but of a very complex nature. The Veiled Christ, Giuseppe Sanmartino
The Veiled Christ and a marble sculpture by Giuseppe Sanmartino,preserved in the Sansevero chapel in Naples. The work, created in 1753, is considered one of the greatest sculptural masterpieces in the world, and had Antonio Canova among its admirers who, having tried – unsuccessfully – to buy the work, declare himself willing to give ten years of his life even though to be the author of such a masterpiece. The school of Athens, Raphael
The School of Athens is a fresco by Raffaello Sanzio, datable to 1509-1511 and located in the Stanza della Segnatura, one of the four “Vatican Rooms”, located inside the Apostolic Palaces, used as a private library of the pope. A curiosity in the famous fresco by Raphael, the School of Athens, the only female figure represented and her, Hypatia of Alexandria Nike of Samothrace
The Nike of Samothrace is a Parian marble sculpture of the Rhodian school, attributed to Pythocritus, datable to about 200-180 BC and now preserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Nike (in Greek Νίκη – goddess of victory) was found in 1863 on the island of Samothrace by Charles Champoiseau, interim vice consul of France in Adrianople, during an “archaeological walk” to the ruins of the sanctuary on the north coast of the island. In a second moment the remains of the prow of the marble ship on which the statue rested were also identified. This discovery was instrumental in understanding the meaning of the sculpture. The statue was in pieces, without arms and head (only one hand was found in 1950). The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Jan Vermeer
The Girl with a Turban or Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting on canvas by Jan Vermeer, datable to around 1665-1666 and kept in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Sometimes nicknamed the “Dutch Mona Lisa”, it is one of the artist’s best-known paintings, also thanks to a 2003 novel and film he was the subject of. It has always fascinated people who come into contact with the work precisely because it seems to look at the viewer.
Cupid and Psyche, Antonio Canova
Cupid and Psyche is a sculptural group made by Antonio Canova between 1788 and 1793, exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There is a second version (1800-1803), similar to the first, kept in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and a third (1796-1800), also exhibited in the Louvre, in which the couple is standing. A classic among the favorites of statues lovers, especially the most romantic ones. Venus, Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus is a tempera painting on linen canvas (172 cm × 278 cm) by Sandro Botticelli, datable to around 1482-1485. Made for the Medici villa of Castello, the work of art is currently kept in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. An iconic work of the Italian Renaissance, often assumed as a symbol of Florence itself and its art, perhaps in ancient times it was a companion to the equally famous Primavera by Botticelli, with which it shares its historical provenance, format and some philosophical references. Water lilies, Claude Monet
Talking about Monet without mentioning the Water Lilies is almost impossible. In detail with “The water lilies” we mean a cycle of about 250 paintings, made by the French impressionist painter Claude Monet. The works artistically describe the author’s garden, located in Giverny, and essentially occupied the last thirty years of the artist’s production. Many of these paintings were created despite the painter suffering from cataracts. . Apollo and Daphne, Gian Lorenzo Bernini
The Apollo and Daphne is a sculptural group by Gian Lorenzo Bernini executed between 1622 and 1625 and is located in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. It was housed in the same room as Enea and Anchises following the ambitious project of Scipione Borghese to give modern form to the myths of the ancient past, offering the opportunity to a sculptor with exceptional talents like Bernini to deal with literature and with the representation of the difficult theme of metamorphosis. The Kiss, Francesco Hayez
The kiss. Episode of youth. Costumes of the fourteenth century, more simply known as The Kiss, is an oil painting on canvas by the Italian painter Francesco Hayez, made in 1859 and kept in the Brera Art Gallery. Symbol of pictorial and political Romanticism and one of the most loved and appreciated works of Italian artists. For this reason it enjoyed great popular success, so much so that it was reproduced by Hayez in three other copies, with small changes between one and the other. There are three versions.

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