Tag: music

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…

Madonna dell’Umiltà (c.1433-1435)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna dell’Umiltà (The Virgin of Humility) c.1433–1435 Tempera on panel, 98.6 x 49.2 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, on loan at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) Guido di Piero da Mugello, known as Friar Giovanni…

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…

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…

Répétition du service (c.1870)

Legros, Alphonse (1837-1911) Répétition du service (Rehearsing the Service) c.1870 Oil on canvas, 91.4 × 116.8 cm Tate Britain, London The French realist painter Legros moved to London in 1863, and from then exhibited both at the Royal Academy and the Paris…

Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo (c.1777)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Portrait of Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo c.1777 Oil on canvas, 90.2 × 69.9 cm National Gallery, London This unfinished portrait of Thomas Gainsborough’s youngest daughter, Margaret (1751–1820), playing a theorbo (a kind of lute) unites two particularly personal…

Bretonnes (s.d.)

Bernard, Émile (1868-1941) Bretonnes (Breton Women) s.d. Oil on canvas, 81 x 54 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris See also: • Bretagne (France)

Saint Cecilia (c.1900)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) Saint Cecilia c.1900 Stained and painted glass, 213.5 x 75.5 cm Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton This window is the result of a collaboration between the Pre-Raphaelite painter Burne-Jones and the firm founded by William Morris, who initiated…