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Allegory of Faith (1670-1672)

Vermeer, Jan (1632-1675) Allegory of Faith (Allegorie op het geloof) 1670–1672 Oil on canvas, 114.3 x 88.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This picture, made at a moment when public celebrations of the Mass were forbidden in the Dutch…

Martirio di Sant’Orsola (1610)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Martirio di Sant’Orsola (Martyrdom of Saint Ursula) 1610 Oil on canvas, 143 x 180 cm Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Napoli According to legend, Saint Ursula traveled with eleven thousand virgins to Cologne, where the chief of the Huns besieging…

Madonna del Rosario (c.1601)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Madonna del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) c.1601 Oil on canvas, 364.5 × 249.5 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Our Lady invites St. Dominic to distribute rosaries to the people. St Peter Martyr points to the source of all graces,…

David con la testa di Golia (1606-1607 or 1609-1610)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) David con la testa di Golia (David with the Head of Goliath) 1606–1607 or 1609–1610 Oil on canvas, 125 x 101 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma This painting was executed in Naples, where Caravaggio was in exile, following his flight from…

Giuditta e Oloferne (c.1599)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Giuditta e Oloferne (Judith Beheading Holofernes) c.1599 Oil on canvas, 145 x 195 cm Palazzo Barberini, Roma Three characters and a red cloth in the background: few elements, capable of orchestrating a true theater of opposites. Darkness and light,…

L’ambulance improvisée (1865)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870) L’ambulance improvisée (Improvised Field Hospital, Monet) 1865 Oil on canvas, 48 x 65 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris This painting of Claude Monet confined to bed with an injured leg, was painted in the summer of 1865. At the beginning…

L’Atelier de la rue Condamine (1870)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870) L’Atelier de la rue Condamine (Bazille’s Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine) 1870 Oil on canvas 98 x 128 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris L’Atelier de la rue Condamine: the figures The Rue Condamine today. Born into a notable family…

Romaine Lacaux (1864)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) Romaine Lacaux 1864 Oil on fabric, 81.3 x 65 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland This painting may be Renoir‘s earliest signed canvas. Its sensitive display of color and light communicates an ideal of delicate, youthful beauty. The luminous…