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Une forge (1893)

Cormon, Fernand (1845-1924) Une forge (A forge) 1893 Oil on canvas, 70.5 x 90.7 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris This is an unusual work for Cormon who was known above all for his history painting and large decorative works such as those at…

Aeneas in the underworld (s.d.)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) Aeneas in the underworld s.d. Oil on oak panel, 47 x 32 cm National Museum Wales, Cardiff See also: • The Aeneid (English) | Virgil (70 BC-19 BC)

Samson and Delilah (c.1609-1610)

Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) Samson and Delilah c.1609–1610 Oil on wood, 185 × 205 cm National Gallery, London Peter Paul Rubens’s Samson and Delilah portrays a tragedy of love and betrayal. According to the Old Testament, Samson, a Jewish hero blessed…

Pentecoste (c.1310-1318)

Giotto (c.1267-1337) & Workshop Pentecoste (Pentecost) c.1310–1318 Egg tempera on poplar, 45.5 × 44 cm National Gallery, London The simplicity of the storytelling, the inclusion of lively details – like the old man who turns his head to better hear the…

Allegoria della Fortezza (early 1680s)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Allegoria della Fortezza (Allegory of Fortitude) early 1680s Oil on canvas, 95 x 99.2 cm National Gallery, London This modello, or detailed oil study, is one of a group of 12 – ten of which are in the National Gallery’s…

Giuditta con la sua ancella (c.1623-1625)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) Giuditta con la sua ancella (Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes) c.1623–1625 Oil on canvas, 187.2 × 142 × 3.3 cm Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit This impressive composition was made by Artemisia Gentileschi, the…

Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight (1835)

Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851) Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight 1835 Oil on canvas, 92.3 x 122.8 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Joseph Mallord William Turner excelled at capturing the beauty and mysteries of light. Cool, white moonlight…

Anna and the Blind Tobit (c.1630)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Anna and the Blind Tobit c.1630 Oil on oak, 63.8 x 47.7 cm National Gallery, London Even as a young man, Rembrandt was interested in the depiction of old age and aged people. He painted them as if…