Tag: musical instruments

Cristo glorificato nella corte del cielo (c.1423-1424)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Cristo glorificato nella corte del cielo (Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven) c.1423–1424 Egg tempera on wood, 31.7 x 73 cm National Gallery, London Christ, hovering on wispy clouds, is surrounded by angels who sing, dance and play…

La Anunciación (c.1596-1600)

El Greco (1541-1614) La Anunciación (The Annunciation) c.1596–1600 Oil on canvas, 114 x 67 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This is a small-scale replica of the canvas on the same subject now in the Museo del Prado and was originally part of…

Musical Company (1626)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Musical Company 1626 Oil on panel, 63.5 x 48 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The subject of this painting is a mystery: is it an exhortation to praise God through singing and string music, or a scene of seduction with…

La Musique (1910)

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) La Musique (Music) 1910 Oil on canvas, 260 x 389 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg © Succession H. Matisse “Music” forms a pair to “The Dance“, also painted in 1910. After the collector Sergey Shchukin commissioned “The Dance”, he…

Amor Vincit Omnia (1601-1602)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All / Cupid as Victor) 1601–1602 Oil on canvas, 156.5 x 113.3 cm Gemäldegalerie, Berlin Around 1592/93, Caravaggio came to Rome from Lombardy, bringing with him formative impressions of the works of Savoldo, Lotto, Romanino…