As the years passed, the children grew. Relations with Franz Joseph eventually finally upset: for 14 years, the Emperor had an affair with the wife of a railway employee Anna Nagowski. There is speculation that he fathered two of her children. And his love affair with a “heart friend” actress Katharine of SRTT never disappeared and continued until the last days. It was said that sissy was not jealous of her husband — on the contrary, she introduced him to Katharine to compensate for her constant absence. She was even called the ” uncrowned Empress.” Continue reading
The extraordinary beauty of the Empress of Austria and fascinating conversations with her while posing admired Franz the Magnificent-artist Winterhalter. And sissy herself, as Elizabeth of Bavaria was called by contemporaries, was considered a mysterious woman with a dramatic fate. Perfect appearance, adored husband, beloved children, wealth, power and-endless melancholy, which she carried in the soul until the fatal finale. Why? Tell.
Elizabeth was born in 1837, December 24, when the country celebrated Christmas. Everyone thought it a good omen, promising a happy newborn life: at first it was. She was the third child of the eight heirs of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria and his wife, Princess Ludovica of Bavaria.
Joseph Karl Stieler. Princess Marie Louis Of Bavaria
Joseph Karl Stieler. Princess Marie Louis of Bavaria, circa 1828
Joseph Karl Stieler. Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, 1830s Continue reading
If you don’t Google, how many Spanish artists of the XIX century will you name? And the Spanish Impressionists? Even sophisticated art lovers will remember is that of Joaquin Sorolla. Much easier is the case with the eras before and after — there and Velasquez, and Goya, and El Greco with Surbaran, and then Picasso and Dali. The Museum of Russian impressionism undertakes to fill this time gap and to open for the audience the names of Spanish artists who created amazing works at the intersection of national tradition and modern artistic trends of the second half of the XIX century.
The Museum of Russian impressionism together with the cultural Foundation Aurea Cultura I Art opens the exhibition “Impressionism and Spanish art”on October 10. It will feature 60 paintings, sculpture and graphics of 18 Spanish artists who were participants in the Grand revolution in art, who lived in Montmartre, participated in the exhibitions of the Paris Salon, in the exhibitions of the French Impressionists, returned home and became the harbingers of the new art. Continue reading