Tag: Art

Ragazzo che monda un frutto (c.1592-1593)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Ragazzo che monda un frutto (Boy Peeling Fruit) c.1592–1593 Oil on canvas, 65 × 52 cm Private collection This painting has being owned by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the late 18th century. Compare: Caravaggio (1571-1610) Ragazzo che monda un frutto…

Bouquet de chrysanthèmes (c.1884)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) Bouquet de chrysanthèmes (Bouquet of Chrysanthemums) c.1884 Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 65.5 cm Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen The date of this superb work has been determined at around 1884, about the same time as the famous Dance at…

Rue Saint-Denis, Fête du 30 juin 1878 (c.1878)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926) Rue Saint-Denis, Fête du 30 juin 1878 (Rue Saint-Denis, Celebration of 30th June 1878) c.1878 Oil on canvas, 76 x 52 cm Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen The subject of this painting is the first official national celebration to take…

La morte di Cleopatra (1648)

Guercino (1591-1666) La morte di Cleopatra (Death of Cleopatra) 1648 Oil on canvas, 173 x 237 cm Palazzo Rosso, Genova This painting, in which Cleopatra is depicted in the act of taking her life, in order not to suffer the shame…

Melancholy (1906-1907)

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944) Melancholy (The Reinhardt Frieze) 1906–1907 Tempera on canvas, 87 x 156 cm Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin In 1906, Munch was commissioned by the Berlin theatre director Max Reinhardt to create a picture frieze for a hall on the upper…

Small Self-Portrait (c.1657)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Small Self-Portrait c.1657 Oil on walnut wood, 48 × 40.6 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna In this informal portrait, Rembrandt confronts the viewer in everyday attire – a brown skirt and red woollen shirt. With advancing age, simplicity of appearance and…

Portrait de Zélie (1853)

Courbet, Gustave (1819-1877) Portrait de Zélie (Portrait of Zelie) 1853 Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy See also: • Courbet, Zélie (1828-1875)

Cristo e la Samaritana (c.1585)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Cristo e la Samaritana (Christ and the Samaritan) c.1585 Oil on canvas, 143.5 × 288.3 × 3.2 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna The Gospel according to St. John reflects the thoughtful dialogue between Christ and the (non-Jewish) woman from Samaria…

Rebecca al pozzo (c.1582-1588)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Rebecca al pozzo (Rebecca at the Well) c.1582–1588 Oil on canvas, 145.5 x 282.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Three men, one woman, and three camels gather around the stone ledge of a well in this horizontal landscape…