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Eve (c.1485-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Eve c.1485–1490 Oil on oak panel, 69.3 × 17.3 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna This is the outer right wing of the St. John Altarpiece. St. John Altarpiece (c.1485-1490) In a balanced composition, Hans Memling depicts the enthroned Madonna with an angel and…

Adam (c.1485-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Adam c.1485–1490 Oil on oak panel, 69.4 × 17.2 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna This is the outer left wing of the St. John Altarpiece. St. John Altarpiece (c.1485-1490) In a balanced composition, Hans Memling depicts the enthroned Madonna with an angel…

St. John Altarpiece (c.1485-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) St. John Altarpiece c.1485–1490 Oil on oak panel, 69.3 × 47 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inner left wing: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) John the Baptist c.1485–1490 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna     Central panel: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Madonna Enthroned with the…

Nature morte aux pommes (1871-1872)

Courbet, Gustave (1819-1877) Nature morte aux pommes (Still Life with Apples) 1871–1872 Oil on canvas, 59 x 48 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Signature and date: ‘G. Courbet. 72.’ Inscription: ‘St. Pélagie’ Although the painting is dated 1872, it may have been made…

The Garden of Eden (c.1610-1612)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) The Garden of Eden c.1610–1612 Oil on panel, 59.4 x 95.6 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Colección Carmen Thyssen Brueghel was born into a famous dynasty of artists and, together with Rubens, he was generally regarded as…

Madonna della Vittoria (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) Madonna della Vittoria (The Virgin of Victory) 4th quarter of the 15th century Tempera on poplar, 285 x 168 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris The Virgin and Child surrounded by six saints (Michael, Andrew, Longinus, George, Elizabeth, the young…

The Virgin and Child with two Angels (1480-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Virgin and Child with two Angels 1480–1490 Oil on panel, 36 x 26 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The Virgin appears seated in a walled garden, an allusion to the hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, which symbolizes…

L’Annunciazione (c.1426)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1426 Tempera on panel, 162.3 x 191.5 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This altarpiece was painted for the monastery of Santo Domenico in Fiesole, near Florence. The central panel shows the Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation to…