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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…

La Poésie dramatique (c.1896)

Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) La Poésie dramatique (Dramatic Poetry, Aeschylus) c.1896 Oil on canvas, 124.1 x 63.2 cm Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia This painting is a scaled-down version of an enormous canvas—over 14 × 7 feet—that Puvis de Chavannes painted as…

Self Portrait aged 24 (1639)

Flinck, Govert (1615-1660) Self Portrait aged 24 1639 Oil on oak, 65.8 × 54.4 cm National Gallery, London Rembrandt was an exacting teacher as well as a great artist – at least, he knew how to school the apprentices who came…

Portrait of a Woman (1525-1527)

Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of a Woman 1525–1527 Oil on wood, 35.9 × 25.1 cm National Gallery, London Cranach only painted a handful of portraits showing women of the Saxon court during his time as court painter to the…

La Bella (1536-1538)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) La Bella (Portrait of a Lady) 1536–1538 Oil on canvas, 89 × 75.5 cm Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze The female portrait, known by its complimentary epithet “La Bella”, is one of the most famous paintings of the later years of…

Ritratto di un uomo (1533-1534)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) Ritratto di un uomo (Portrait of a Man, possibly Girolamo Rosati) 1533–1534 Oil on canvas, 108.2 x 100.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The gesture of the elegantly dressed man is a mystery. Is he rising from…

The Doom Fulfilled (1888)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Doom Fulfilled 1888 Oil on canvas, 155 x 140.5 cm Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart Study: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Perseus and Andromeda 1875 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago     This picture, like other members of the series, draws upon…

Portrait of a Girl (c.1545-1550)

Seisenegger, Jakob (1505-1567) Portrait of a Girl c.1545–1550 Oil on wood, 28.9 × 21.6 cm National Gallery, London Jakob Seisenegger was well known as a portraitist, and he travelled across Europe to paint members of the powerful Hapsburg family, including the…

The Adoration of the Kings (1564)

Bruegel, Pieter the Elder (c.1525-1569) The Adoration of the Kings 1564 Oil on oak, 112.1 × 83.9 cm National Gallery, London The Virgin sits in front of a dilapidated stable with the naked Christ Child on her knee. Three men offer…