Tag: light

L’église de Vétheuil (1880)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926) L’église de Vétheuil (The Church at Vétheuil) 1880 Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 61 cm Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton Monet moved with his family to Vétheuil in 1878 and despite the death of his wife the following year…

Le Moulin de la Galette (c.1840-1845)

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille (1796-1875) Le Moulin de la Galette c.1840–1845 Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 25.5 x 33.8 cm Musée d’art et d’histoire, Genève This canvas is among the rare Parisian views painted by Corot. It represents “Le Radet”, a mill built…

La Toilette de la mariée (1940)

Ernst, Max (1891-1976) La Toilette de la mariée (Attirement of the Bride) 1940 Oil on canvas, 129.6 x 96.3 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris Attirement of the Bride is an example of Max Ernst’s veristic…

La naissance des désirs liquides (1931-1932)

Dalí, Salvador (1904-1989) La naissance des désirs liquides (Birth of Liquid Desires) 1931–1932 Oil and collage on canvas, 96.1 x 112.3 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York © 2023 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York By the time Salvador…

Devant le miroir (1876)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) Devant le miroir (Before the Mirror) 1876 Oil on canvas, 93 x 71.6 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York In 1865 Edouard Manet shocked Parisian audiences at the Salon with his painting Olympia (1863), an unabashed depiction of a prostitute…

L’Italienne (1916)

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) L’Italienne (The Italian Woman) 1916 Oil on canvas, 116.7 x 89.5 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York Henri Matisse often painted the same subject in versions that range from relatively realistic to more abstract or schematic. At times the transition…

Ritratto di un giovane (c.1510)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) Ritratto di un giovane (Portrait of a Young Man) c.1510 Mixed technique on poplar, 20 x 17 x 0.4 cm Städel Museum, Frankfurt This early work by Titian presents such a radically close-up view of the sitter that he has…

Papa Gregorio XV (c.1622–1623)

Guercino (1591-1666) Papa Gregorio XV (Pope Gregory XV) c.1622–1623 Oil on canvas, 133.7 × 98.4 cm Getty Center, Los Angeles Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino or simply Guercino, meaning “The Squinter”, a nickname referring to a congenital eye condition from which…