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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

La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (c.1635)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (The Birth of Saint John the Baptist) c.1635 Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This canvas is one of a series of scenes from the life of…

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…

Deux prophètes (Daniel et Habacuc)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Deux prophètes: Daniel et Habacuc (Two prophets: Daniel and Habakkuk) 2nd half of the 18th century Black pencil on paper, 155 x 188 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid During his stay in Naples in 1761, Fragonard copied a…

Noli me tangere (c.1525)

Correggio (c.1489-1534) Noli me tangere c.1525 Oil on panel transferred to canvas, 130 x 103 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Antonio Correggio’s stay in Rome between 1518 and 1519 powerfully affected his late work, which reflects that of late Raphael and…

L’Annunciazione (c.1426)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1426 Tempera on panel, 162.3 x 191.5 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This altarpiece was painted for the monastery of Santo Domenico in Fiesole, near Florence. The central panel shows the Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation to…

The Siesta, or Pompeian Scene (1868)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) The Siesta, or Pompeian Scene 1868 Oil on canvas, 130 x 369 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid A domestic scene set in classical antiquity. An old man and a youth recline on divans while an attractive young woman…

Retrato del bufón Calabazas (c.1631-1632)

Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato del bufón Calabazas (Portrait of the Jester Calabazas) c.1631–1632 Oil on canvas, 175 x 106 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Calabazas, a jester in the court of King Philip IV of Spain, had physical and mental…

Femme assise (1923-1924)

Soutine, Chaïm (1893-1943) Femme assise (Seated Woman) 1923–1924 Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The woman portrayed here seems to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her ghostlike silhouette in tones of…