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Nude Girl with Arms Outstretched (1911)

Schiele, Egon (1890-1918) Nude Girl with Arms Outstretched 1911 Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 48 x 31.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid At the beginning of the twentieth century, when sexuality began to be explored more seriously, some artists — among…

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…

San Sebastiano (1616-1617)

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) 1616–1617 Marble, 98 x 42 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Private collection on deposit at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Saint Sebastian, born in Gaul according to legend, was a Roman centurion who was martyred…

La crocifissione (1456-1459)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) La crocifissione (The Crucifixion) 1456–1459 Tempera on poplar, 76 x 96 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Central panel of the predella of the triptych commissioned by the apostolic prothonotary Gregorio Correr for the high altar of the church…

San Sebastiano (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) 4th quarter of the 15th century Tempera on canvas, 255 x 140 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Composition surrounded by a trompe-l’oeil porphyry border. Probably arrived in Aigueperse (Auvergne) on the occasion of the marriage…

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (c.1635)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (The Birth of Saint John the Baptist) c.1635 Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This canvas is one of a series of scenes from the life of…

San Sebastiano (c.1493)

Perugino (c.1446-1523) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) c.1493 Metalpoint, 25.6 x 14.6 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The Florentine painter Perugino made drawings to record figural types and poses that could be repeated throughout his finished paintings. He used the elegant,…