Tag: flower

Roses (1890)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) Roses 1890 Oil on canvas, 93 x 74 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York On the eve of his departure from the asylum in Saint-Rémy in May 1890, Van Gogh painted an exceptional group of four still…

Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge (1879)

Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926) Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge 1879 Oil on canvas, 81.3 × 59.7 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Cassatt created a series of theater scenes in the late 1870s, displaying an interest in city nightlife…

Annunciazione (1481)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Annunciazione (Annunciation from San Martino alla Scala) 1481 Detached fresco, 243 x 555 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze The usual subject of the announcement to the Virgin Mary by archangel Gabriel is set in a renaissance palace, overlooking…

Une moderne Olympia (1873-1874)

Cézanne, Paul (1839-1906) Une moderne Olympia (A modern Olympia) 1873–1874 Oil on canvas, 46.2 x 55.5 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Cézanne‘s early works, executed in dark colors, were strongly inspired by those of the Old Masters and by the compositions of Delacroix,…

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…

Madonna dell’Umiltà (c.1440)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna dell’Umiltà (The Virgin of Humility) c.1440 Tempera on panel, 74 x 52 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam As a Dominican monk, Fra Angelico was not subject to the strict rules of the Florentine painters’ guild. He was thus free…

Flowers in an Jug (c.1485)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Flowers in an Jug (verso) c.1485 Oil on panel, 29.2 x 22.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Recto: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Portrait of a Young Man praying c.1485 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid     Hans Memling was a leading painter of the second half…