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Danae e la pioggia d’oro (1621-1623)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Danae e la pioggia d’oro (Danae and the Shower of Gold) 1621–1623 Oil on canvas, 161.5 × 227.1 cm Getty Center, Los Angeles This painting is part of a series of works executed by Gentileschi in 1622 for…

Danae (c.1623)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Danae c.1623 Oil on canvas, 162 x 228.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The gauzy scarf draped over Danaë was a studio prop present in many of Orazio‘s paintings. Danaë’s father feared a prophecy that his grandson…

Glaucus and Nydia (1867)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912) Glaucus and Nydia 1867 Oil on wood panel, 55.5 x 81 x 4.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Alma-Tadema, one of the most popular Victorian painters, became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the…

Jupiter and Antiope (1659)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Jupiter and Antiope 1659 Etching and drypoint, 13.9 x 20.1 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Rembrandt depicts the slumbering Antiope so convincingly that it seems he is drawing a model actually sleeping soundly. She lies in a totally relaxed pose, her lips parted…

The Sick Child (1907)

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944) The Sick Child (Det syke barn) 1907 Oil on canvas, 118.7 x 121 cm Tate Britain, London The Sick Child draws upon Munch’s memory of his sister Sophie’s death from tuberculosis at the age of fifteen. The model…

Cupidon et Psyché (1867)

Legros, Alphonse (1837-1911) Cupidon et Psyché (Cupid and Psyche) exhibited 1867 Oil on canvas, 116.8 × 141.4 cm Tate Britain, London The tale of Cupid and Psyche was written by the Roman poet Lucius Apuleius. Psyche was given a box, supposedly…

The Bedroom (1888)

Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) The Bedroom 1888 Oil on canvas, 72.4 x 91.3 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam The portrait of Eugène Boch on the wall: Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890) Eugène Boch 1888 Musée d’Orsay, Paris     While he was in Arles,…

The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon (c.1881)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon (modello) c.1881 Oil on canvas, 82.6 × 288.3 cm Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce Compare: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon 1881–1898 Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce  …

King Arthur at Avalon (study)

Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) King Arthur at Avalon (study) s.d. Mixed media on paper on wooden strainer, 191.4 x 54.7 x 2 cm National Museum Wales, Cardiff Compare: Burne-Jones, Edward (1833-1898) The Sleep of King Arthur in Avalon 1881–1898 Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce…