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Cristo en la Cruz (c.1630)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Cristo en la Cruz (Christ on the Cross) c.1630 Oil on canvas, 214 x 143.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The present canvas was unpublished until 1918 when Hugo Kehrer included it in his monograph on Zurbarán. At…

Santa Casilda (c.1630-1635)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Santa Casilda (Saint Casilda) c.1630–1635 Oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Images of saints depicted alone, holding their attributes and looking out of the picture space were among the most popular compositions within…

Christ on the Cross (1627)

Van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) Christ on the Cross 1627 Oil on panel, 105.3 x 73 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Carmen Thyssen Collection When he returned to Antwerp after his sojourn in Italy, Anton van Dyck painted several Crucifixions for different churches…

The Virgin and Child enthroned (c.1433)

Van der Weyden, Rogier (c.1399-1464) The Virgin and Child enthroned c.1433 Oil on panel, 15.8 x 11.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Together with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden was one of the greatest figures of 15th-century art. Among his…

Ritratto di senatore (c.1570)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Ritratto di senatore (Portrait of a Senator) c.1570 Oil on canvas, 118.5 x 100 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid In the 1570s Tintoretto considerably expanded his artistic activity by increasing the number of commissions executed by his studio. During…

La morte di Giacinto (c.1752-1753)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) La morte di Giacinto (The Death of Hyacinthus) c.1752–1753 Oil on canvas, 287 x 232 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This large canvas dates from the period when Tiepolo was working in Würzburg. It was first attributed to the…

San Giuseppe e i corteggiatori della Vergine (c.1508)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) San Giuseppe e i corteggiatori della Vergine (Saint Joseph and the Virgin’s Suitors) c.1508 Oil on panel, 45 x 34.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Lorenzo Lotto was forgotten by art historians until the late 19th century. It was…

Course de chevaux (c.1817)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Course de chevaux (Horse Race) c.1817 Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 44 x 59 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Théodore Géricault was from a wealthy Rouen family that moved to Paris in 1796 for professional reasons. Géricault was…

Le baiser (c.1816-1817)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Le baiser (The Kiss) c.1816–1817 Charcoal, wash and gouache on brown paper, 20 x 27.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Having failed to win the Academy prize that would finance a study trip to Italy, in 1816 Géricault decided…

Le Christ et la Madeleine (c.1894)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) Le Christ et la Madeleine (Christ and Magdalene) c.1894 Plaster, wood, fabric, 84.5 x 74 x 44.2 cm Musée Rodin, Paris © Agence photographique du musée Rodin – Jérome Manoukian This is one of the rare testimonies that…