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Feuille de vigne femelle (1950)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) Feuille de vigne femelle (Female Fig Leaf) 1950, cast 1961 Bronze, 90 x 137 × 125 cm Tate Britain, London In the 1950s Duchamp created a series of four small-scale ‘erotic objects’: Not a Shoe (1950, Jedermann Collection),…

Canestra di frutta (c.1597-1600)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Canestra di frutta (Basket of Fruit) c.1597–1600 Oil on canvas, 54.5 × 67.5 cm Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano This is probably the most famous painting in the collection of Cardinal Federico Borromeo, which formed the original nucleus of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.…

Cristo nella casa di Marta e Maria (1605)

Allori, Alessandro (1535-1607) Cristo nella casa di Marta e Maria (Christ in the House of Martha and Mary) 1605 Oil on poplar, 125 x 118 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inscribed on the stone at the right side of the well:…

Madonna del Libro (1480-1481)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Madonna del Libro (Madonna of the Book) 1480–1481 Tempera on panel, 58 x 39.6 cm Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milano This painting depicts the Virgin and Child reading a book that is only partially visible. The layout and decoration of…

Fruits à l’étalage (c.1881-1882)

Caillebotte, Gustave (1848-1894) Fruits à l’étalage (Fruit displayed on a stand) c.1881–1882 Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 100.6 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Caillebotte delighted in unusual vantage points and compositions. This close-up view of fruit stacked on a market…

Estate (1563)

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe (1526-1593) Estate (Summer) 1563 Oil on limewood, 67 x 50.8 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inscribed on the collar and shoulders: GIVSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO. F. 1563 On the back side: 1563 AESTAS Arcimboldo had been imperial court painter in Vienna and…

Giovane con canestra di frutta (c.1595)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Giovane con canestra di frutta (Boy with a basket of fruit) c.1595 Oil on canvas, 70 x 67 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma The canvas comes from the group of works confiscated in 1607 from Giuseppe Cesari, known as the Cavalier…