Tag: garden

Le Colin-Maillard (c.1750-1752)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Le Colin-Maillard (Blind Man’s Buff) c.1750–1752 Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 91.4 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo In the 18th century the game of blind man’s buff (or bluff) became the symbolic arena for courtship, chance, and the…

The Garden of Eden (c.1610-1612)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) The Garden of Eden c.1610–1612 Oil on panel, 59.4 x 95.6 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Colección Carmen Thyssen Brueghel was born into a famous dynasty of artists and, together with Rubens, he was generally regarded as…

The Old Palace in Brussels (1670)

Van der Heyden, Jan (1637-1712) The Old Palace in Brussels (Coudenberg Palace) 1670 Oil on wood, 50 x 62.5 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Former palace of the Dukes of Brabant in the Middle Ages (and of the Dukes of Burgundy,…

The Virgin and Child with two Angels (1480-1490)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Virgin and Child with two Angels 1480–1490 Oil on panel, 36 x 26 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The Virgin appears seated in a walled garden, an allusion to the hortus conclusus or enclosed garden, which symbolizes…

Susanna e i vecchioni (c.1555-1556)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e i vecchioni (Susanna and the Elders) c.1555–1556 Oil on canvas, 146 × 193.6 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Compare: Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e i Vecchioni 1552–1555 Museo del Prado, Madrid     Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Susanna e…

Le jardin de la famille Rousseau (1885)

Ensor, James (1860-1949) Le jardin de la famille Rousseau (The Garden of the Rousseau Family) 1885 Oil on fabric, 75.5 x 61 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland James Ensor painted in a wide variety of styles and techniques, his subjects…

The Garden Court (1870-1875)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Garden Court 1870–1875 Graphite and watercolor, heightened with white gouache, on paper, 32.3 x 60.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Art historian Andrea Wolk Rager has interpreted this drawing as related to Edward Burne-Jones‘s socialist beliefs,…