Natural History Museum London, UK

This video is made using some of the photos visitors of the Natural History Museum London, UK have posted on instagram in the last month (hashtag #NaturalHistoryMuseumLondon). It is the museum through their eyes. What they decide to capture and what catches more their attention. How is their experience depicted in their photographs? Most of the pictures shared on social media show some of the exhibits shown at the museum.  The place surely inspires them and challenges them to take pictures in a more artistic way, than they would normally do. Enjoy the Natural History Museum London, UK through the eyes of its visitors and prepare your own visit or re-visit soon.

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Schwules Museum Berlin

This video is made using some of the photos visitors of the Schwules Museum Berlin have posted on instagram in the last month (hashtag #shwulesmuseum and #schwulesmuseumberlin). It is the museum through their eyes. What they decide to capture and what catches more their attention. How is their experience depicted in their photographs? Most of the pictures shared on social media show some of the art shown at the museum.  The place surely inspires them and challenges them to take pictures in a more artistic way, than they would normally do. Enjoy the Schwules Museum through the eyes of its visitors and prepare your own visit or re-visit soon.

 

Selection of paintings Leonardo Da Vinci

 

(Video created by #StoMouseio)

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.

Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the “Universal Genius” or “Renaissance Man”, an individual of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”, and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent in recorded history, and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, while the man himself mysterious and remote”. Marco Rosci notes that while there is much speculation regarding his life and personality, his view of the world was logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unorthodox for his time.

Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I of France.

Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time.Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon,being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts.

A painting by Leonardo, Salvator Mundi, sold for a world record $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York, 15 November 2017, the highest price ever paid for a work of art. Perhaps fifteen of his paintings have survived. Nevertheless, these few works, together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting, compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary, Michelangelo.

Leonardo is revered for his technological ingenuity. He conceptualised flying machines, a type of armoured fighting vehicle, concentrated solar power, an adding machine, and the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed or even feasible during his lifetime, as the modern scientific approaches to metallurgy and engineering were only in their infancy during the Renaissance. Some of his smaller inventions, however, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. A number of Leonardo’s most practical inventions are nowadays displayed as working models at the Museum of Vinci. He made substantial discoveries in anatomy, civil engineering, geology, optics, and hydrodynamics, but he did not publish his findings and they had no direct influence on later science.

 

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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam through the visitors’ eyes.

This video is made using the photos visitors of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam have posted on instagram in the last few days (August 2017). It is the museum through their eyes. What they decide to capture and what catches more their attention. (hashtag #VanGoghMuseum)

#StoMouseio has launched a Youtube Channel. There you will be able to find videos of museums through the eyes of their visitors.

After all, it is the visitors and their experience that matter the most (or should matter the most).

Enjoy the video about the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam through the eyes of its visitors and prepare your own visit or re-visit soon.

These are the 38 most famous Easter paintings

Here is a video with the 38 most famous Easter paintings.

The video contains the following paintings:

  1. The Crucifixion, Andrea Mantegna, 1457–1459, The Louvre, Paris
  2. The Resurrection, Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1881, Public Collection
  3. Christ carried to the Tomb, Sisto Badalocchio, After 1609, National Gallery, London
  4. Christ contemplated by the Christian Soul, Diego Velazquez, 1628-9, The National Gallery, London
  5. The Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio, 1602–1603, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City
  6. Ecce Homo, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634, The National Gallery, London
  7. Resurrection of Christ and the Women at the Tomb, Fra Angelico, 1440, Museo del Convento di San Marco
  8. Resurrection of Christ, Giovanni Bellini, 1475-79, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
  9. Harbingers of the Resurrection, Nikolay Gay, 1867, The Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia
  10. The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes, ca. 1560, Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid
  11. Children Rolling Easter Eggs, Nikolai Koshelev, 1855, Courtesy Russian State Museum, Saint Petersberg, Russia
  12. Noli me Tangere, Titian, 1514, National Gallery, London
  13. Christ Risen, Peter Paul Rubens, 1577 – 1640, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
  14. The Resurrection of Christ, Peter Paul Rubens, 1611
  15. Entombment, Raphael, 1507, Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy
  16. The Pilgrims at Emmaus or The Supper, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1648, Musée du Louvre ,Philippe Fuzeau
  17. Resurrection of Christ, Raphael, 1499–1502, São Paulo Museum of Art
  18. The Resurrection, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1631-2, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  19. The Agony in the Garden, Andrea Mantegna, 1458-60, National Gallery, London
  20. The Denial of Saint Peter, Caravaggio, 1610, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  21. The Entombment, Michelangelo, 1500-1, National Gallery, London
  22. The Mond Crucifixion, Raphael, 1502-3, National Gallery, London
  23. The Resurrection, El Greco, 1577-79, Church of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, Toledo
  24. The Resurrection of Christ, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1635-39, Alte Pinakothek – Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
  25. The Supper at Emmaus, Caravaggio, 1601, National Gallery London
  26. The Last Supper, Última Cena, Leonardo da Vinci, 1495–1498, Santa Maria delle Grazie
  27. The Resurrection, Sandro Botticelli, 1490, Beaverbrook Art Gallery – Fredericton, NB
  28. Easter Te Deum, Vladimir Egorovic Makovsky, 1887, Museum of Art, Serpukhov, Russia
  29. Easter Eggs, Geralis Apostolos, 1938, Municipal Gallery of Athens – Τα αυγά της Λαμπρής, Γεραλής Απόστολος, 1938, Πινακοθήκη Δήμου Αθηναίων
  30. The Ressurection, Constantinos Pathenis, – Η Ανάσταση, Κωνσταντίνος Παρθένης, 1917-19, Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, Δωρεά Σοφίας Παρθένη
  31. Resurrection, El Greco, 1584-94, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
  32. Epitaph Flowers, Nikiforos Lytras, Άνθη Επιταφίου, Νικηφόρος Λύτρας, 1901, Εθνική Πινακοθήκη
  33. The Easter Egg, Nikiforos Lytras, Το ωόν του Πάσχα, Νικηφόρος Λύτρας, 1874-1875
  34. The Ressurection, Oumbertos Argiros, Ανάσταση, Ουμβέρτος Αργυρός, 1932
  35. Easter, Marc Chagall, 1968, Private Collection
  36. Easter Morning, Μaurice Denis, 1891, Private Collection
  37. Easter Food, Constantin Stahi, 1916
  38. Easter Eggs, Christos Garoufalis, Bank of Attica Collection, Πασχαλινά Αυγά, Χρήστος Γαρουφαλής, Συλλογή Τράπεζας Αττικής

Dimitris Mytaras (June 1934 – 16 February 2017)

Dimitris Mytaras  was a Greek artist who is considered one of the important Greek painters of the 20th century.

His work was mainly inspired by the human figure, and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of naturalism, while from 1975 an expressionistic approach became more and more marked in his output.

Dimitris Mytaras was born in 1934 in Chalkis. From 1953 till 1957, Mytaras studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis. Later on he studied stage design at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. From 1964 till 1972, he directed the Interior Decoration Workshop of the Athens Technological Institute. Since 1975 he has been teaching at the Painting Workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Mytaras has participated in more than 30 international group shows, including the 1972 Venice Biennale. Mytaras died on 16 February 2017 following major health complications, He was 83.

 

Jiannis Kounellis (23 March 1936 – 16 February 2017)

Jannis Kounellis ( was a Greek-Italian contemporary artist based in Rome.He studied in art college in Athens until 1956 and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.

In 1967, Kounellis became associated with Arte Povera, a movement theorized by curator Germano Celant as a major shift from work on flat surfaces to installations. Kounellis participated in the exhibition ‘Arte Povera – e IM Spazio’ at the La Bertesca Gallery in Genoa curated by Germano Celant, which brought together artists whose work was concerned with the space between art and life, and nature and culture. Examples of artists who substantiated this basis of Arte Povera as a movement include Alighiero Boetti, Luciano Fabro, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali and Emilio Prini. To solidify the movement, Germano Celant curated another group show, ‘Arte Povera’, which was exhibited at the De’ Foscherari gallery in Bologna in 1968 with similar artists; . In the same year Kounellis exhibited ‘Senza titolo (Untitled)’, which consisted of raw wool, rope and a wooden structure all leaning against a wall. Finally, Kounellis was also included in ‘RA3 Arte Povera + Azioni povere’ which was organized by Marcello Rumma and curated by Germano Celant.

In 1967, Kounellis installed “live birds in cages along with rose-shaped, cloth cut-outs pinned to canvas” alongside his painting. Through this shift in his work, “Kounellis was more interested in anarchical freedom from linguistic norms and conventional materials. The space of the gallery and the exhibition site in general were transformed into a stage where real life and fiction could join in a suspension of disbelief.”The viewers became part of the scene of these living natural sources of energy within the gallery space. He continued his involvement with live animals later in 1969, when he exhibited twelve living horses, as if they were cars, in the Galleria l’Attico’s new location in an old garage in Via Beccaria. Gradually, Kounellis introduced new materials, such as propane torches, smoke, coal, meat, ground coffee, lead, and found wooden objects into his installations. He also looked beyond the gallery environment to historical (mostly industrial) sites. In 1997, Kounellis installed thirteen wardrobes and two doors that were sealed in lead along a scaffolding ledge that blocked the entry to a central hall. In 1968, in an interview by Marisa Volpi, Kounellis stated that incidental adjustments are certain as aspects that can indicate the human liberty of life.

Source: Wikipedia