Tag: darkness

Honoré Daumier (c.1870)

Daubigny, Charles-François (1817-1878) Honoré Daumier probably 1870–1876, but possibly 1867–1868 Oil on canvas, 76.2 × 62.9 cm National Gallery, London Portraits by Daubigny are quite rare, as he was primarily a landscape painter who was closely associated with the Barbizon group.…

Proserpine (1874)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Proserpine (Proserpina) 1874 Oil on canvas, 125.1 cm × 61 cm Tate Britain, London Compare: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Proserpine 1878 Private collection     Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882) Proserpine 1882 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham    …

Agonia nell’orto (c.1596-1597)

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) Agonia nell’orto (The Agony in the Garden) c.1596–1597 Oil on panel, 39.1 x 30.3 cm Royal Collection, Windsor Castle Against a dark background the figure of Christ kneels, his head turned right towards the figure of an angel in…

La sepoltura di Cristo (1595)

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) La sepoltura di Cristo (The Burial of Christ) 1595 Oil on copper, 43.8 x 34.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This deeply moving picture was painted for one of Carracci’s patrons, Astorre di Vincenzo Sampieri, a…

Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water (1872)

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Southampton Water 1872 Oil on canvas, 51 × 76.7 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago In the early 1870s James McNeill Whistler took a radical step toward abstraction with his Nocturnes series. In…

The Entombment (1635-1639)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) The Entombment c.1635–1639 Oil on canvas, 92.5 x 68.9 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich The so-called ‘Passion Cycle’ was painted for the stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange. The six paintings however do…

The Deposition (1632-1633)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) The Deposition of Christ from the Cross 1632–1633 Oil on West Indian cedar (Cedrela odorata), 89.4 x 65.2 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich The so-called ‘Passion Cycle’ was painted for the stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, Prince…