Tag: bed

Le baiser (c.1816-1817)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Le baiser (The Kiss) c.1816–1817 Charcoal, wash and gouache on brown paper, 20 x 27.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Having failed to win the Academy prize that would finance a study trip to Italy, in 1816 Géricault decided…

Fantin-Latour drawing (1859)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) Fantin-Latour drawing 1859 Black chalk and graphite on paper, 24.5 x 15.5 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Inscription, in pencil, top right: ‘Fantin au lit/ la poursuite/ de ses études dans les difficultés, 14° froid, le 20…

La Vie (1903)

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) La Vie (Life) 1903 Oil on canvas, 196.5 x 129.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland In 1901, depressed over the suicide of a close friend, Picasso launched into the melancholic paintings of his Blue period (1901–4). Only…

Olympia (1867)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) Olympia 1867 Etching Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland When Edouard Manet’s painting Olympia was exhibited in Paris in 1865, it was met by the critics and general public with jeers, laughter, criticism, and distain. Manet had depicted his model,…

Mort de Sardanapale (1827)

Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) Mort de Sardanapale (Death of Sardanapalus) 1827 Oil on canvas, 392 cm × 496 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Compare: Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863) La mort de Sardanapale 1844 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia     See also: • Byron, George…

Danae e la pioggia d’oro (1621-1623)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Danae e la pioggia d’oro (Danae and the Shower of Gold) 1621–1623 Oil on canvas, 161.5 × 227.1 cm Getty Center, Los Angeles This painting is part of a series of works executed by Gentileschi in 1622 for…

Danae (c.1623)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Danae c.1623 Oil on canvas, 162 x 228.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The gauzy scarf draped over Danaë was a studio prop present in many of Orazio‘s paintings. Danaë’s father feared a prophecy that his grandson…

Cupidon et Psyché (1817)

David, Jacques-Louis (1748-1825) Cupidon et Psyché (Cupid and Psyche) 1817 Oil on canvas, 184.2 x 241.6 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Jacques-Louis David included two butterflies in this painting: one above the slumbering Psyche and the other on the base…

Glaucus and Nydia (1867)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) Glaucus and Nydia 1867 Oil on wood panel, 55.5 x 81 x 4.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Alma-Tadema, one of the most popular Victorian painters, became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the…

Intérieur ensoleillé (c.1920)

Vuillard, Édouard (1868-1940) Intérieur ensoleillé (Sunlit Interior) c.1920 Distemper on paper on canvas, 83.2 x 63.8 cm Tate Britain, London This picture appears in the Bernheim-Jeune records under the title used here. Jacques Salomon wrote (20 October 1969) that it represents…