Tag: catholic

Coventry Patmore

(1823–1896) Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore Works: • Principle in Art, Etc. (English) • The Angel in the House (English) • The Unknown Eros (English) • The Victories of Love, and Other Poems (English) Patmore in Art: Millais, John Everett (1829-1896) Sketch…

G.K. Chesterton

(1874–1936) Gilbert Keith Chesterton Works: • A Chesterton Calendar (English) • A Miscellany of Men (English) • A Short History of England (English) • Alarms and Discursions (English) • All Things Considered (English) • Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works…

Torquato Tasso

(1544–1595) Works: • Gerusalemme liberata (Italian) • Jerusalem Delivered (English) Tasso in Art: Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Adrasto assiso ai piedi d’Armida c.1740–1746 National Gallery, London     Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Il mago d’Ascalona c.1740–1746 National Gallery, London     Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) La vergogna di…

Charles Gounod

(1818–1893) Charles-François Gounod Works: • Faust (1859) • Mireille (1864) • Roméo et Juliette (1867) • Inno e Marcia Pontificale (1869) • Marche funèbre d’une marionnette (1872) • Petite Symphonie (1885) • La Reine de Saba (1862) Gounod in Art:…

Rogier van der Weyden

(c.1399–1464) Rogier van der Weyden or Roger de la Pasture The artist’s works: The Virgin and Child enthroned c.1433 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Madonna Durán 1435–1438 Museo del Prado, Madrid Portrait of a Young Woman c.1435–1440 British Museum, London The Magdalen Reading before 1438…

Galileo Galilei

(1564–1642) Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei Works: • Discourse on Floating Bodies (English) • The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei (English) Galileo in Art: Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681) Ritratto di Galileo Galilei 1635 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze   Born February…

Joseph Haydn

(1732–1809) Franz Joseph Haydn Works: • Symphony nº 101, “The Clock” (1794) • The Creation (1798) • The Seasons (1801) Born March 31 1732 Rohrau (Austria) Died May 31 1809 Vienna (Austria) Friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Pupil Ludwig van Beethoven…

Franz Schubert

(1797–1828) Franz Peter Schubert Works: • Complete Symphonies • Fantasie in f Moll (D 940) • Impromptus (1827) • Piano sonata (D.960) • Sérénade, Le Chant du cygne (1828) Born January 31 1797 Himmelpfortgrund, now Vienna (Austria) Died November 19 1828…

Antonio Salieri

(1750–1825) Works: • Axur, re d’Ormus (1788) • Les Danaïdes (1784) • Requiem (1804) • Tarare (1787) Salieri in Film: Amadeus 1984 Director: Miloš Forman Cast: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham   Born August 18 1750 Legnago (Italia) Died May 7 1825 Vienna (Austria)…

Antonio Vivaldi

(1678–1741) Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Works: • Concertos for Violin or Oboe, Op.7 (1720) • Filiae maestae Jerusalem (c.1715) • La Follia (1703) • La Stravaganza (1712-1713) • Le quattro stagioni (1725) ◊ La primavera (1725) ◊ L’estate (1725) ◊ L’autunno (1725) ◊ L’inverno (1725)…