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Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1596)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee 1596 Oil on copper, 26.6 x 35 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Jan Brueghel belonged to a dynasty of painters whose first outstanding member was Pieter Bruegel, Jan’s…

La sfida delle Pieridi (c.1523-1527)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540) La sfida delle Pieridi (The Challenge of the Pierides) c.1523–1527 Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 31 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris A rare mythological subject This small painting represents an episode reported by Ovid in…

La Maternité (1901)

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) La Maternité (Motherhood) 1901 Oil on fibre board, 100.1 × 72.9 cm National Gallery, London On loan from a private collection.

Capriccio con fiume e ponte (c.1745)

Bellotto, Bernardo (1721-1780) Capriccio con fiume e ponte (Capriccio with a River and Bridge) c.1745 Oil on canvas, 48.5 x 73 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Bernardo Bellotto, Canaletto’s pupil and nephew, was together with his uncle one of the great painters…

Nunc Dimittis (c.1505-1510)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Nunc Dimittis (Now You let depart) c.1505–1510 Oil on panel, 62 x 82.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Considered in his later years to be the greatest Venetian painter of his time, Giovanni Bellini was the teacher of the…

L’Annunciazione (c.1475)

Bellini, Gentile (c.1429-1507) L’Annunciazione (The Annunciation) c.1475 Mixed media on panel, 133 x 124 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This panel of The Annunciation entered the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection from the British art market and seems to have previously been in a private…

Orphée (c.1903-1910)

Redon, Odilon (1840-1916) Orphée (Orpheus) c.1903–1910 Pastel on brown paper, 68.8 x 56.8 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Drawn in vivid layers of pastel crayon, this work depicts the head of the poet and musician Orpheus. The story of the…