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Bacchanale (1625-1626)

Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665) Bacchanale (Bacchanal) 1625–1626 Oil on canvas, 122 x 169 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This is a traditional scene from the iconography of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. It depicts his meeting with Ariadne on the island…

Santa Barbara (1522)

Parmigianino (1503-1540) Santa Barbara (Saint Barbara) 1522 Oil on panel, 48 x 39 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid A portrait of Saint Barbara in profile on a black background. In her hands, she holds a tower, which was her symbol. A…

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…

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

La Bella (1536-1538)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) La Bella (Portrait of a Lady) 1536–1538 Oil on canvas, 89 × 75.5 cm Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze

San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (c.1607)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (Saint Francis supported by an Angel) c.1607 Oil on canvas, 126 x 98 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The subject of the angelic consolation of Saint Francis became popular in the second half of…