16 Works, Today, February 10th. is artist Francesco Hayez’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #041
Francesco Hayez (10 February 1791–12 February 1882) was from a relatively poor family from Venice. Francesco was the youngest of five sons. He was brought up by his mother’s sister, who had married Giovanni Binasco, a well-off shipowner and art collector. Hayez displayed a predisposition for drawing since childhood…
I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research.
Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed
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