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La Brioche (1870)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) La Brioche (The Brioche) 1870 Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Manet reportedly called still life the “touchstone of the painter.” From 1862 to 1870 he executed several large-scale tabletop scenes…

Quattro stagioni in una testa (c.1590)

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe (1526-1593) Quattro stagioni in una testa (Four Seasons in One Head) c.1590 Oil on panel, 60.4 x 44.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington In this vertical painting, a tree trunk, branches, plants, fruit, and flowers are arranged to…

Madonna del Libro (1480-1481)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Madonna del Libro (Madonna of the Book) 1480–1481 Tempera on panel, 58 x 39.6 cm Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milano This painting depicts the Virgin and Child reading a book that is only partially visible. The layout and decoration of…

Estate (1563)

Arcimboldo, Giuseppe (1526-1593) Estate (Summer) 1563 Oil on limewood, 67 x 50.8 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Inscribed on the collar and shoulders: GIVSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO. F. 1563 On the back side: 1563 AESTAS Arcimboldo had been imperial court painter in Vienna and…

Ragazzo morso da un ramarro (c.1594-1595)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Ragazzo morso da un ramarro (Boy bitten by a Lizard) c.1594–1595 Oil on canvas, 66 x 49.5 cm National Gallery, London An effeminate youth with curling locks, full lips and a rose tucked behind one ear, recoils in surprise at…

Giovane con canestra di frutta (c.1595)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Giovane con canestra di frutta (Boy with a basket of fruit) c.1595 Oil on canvas, 70 x 67 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma The canvas comes from the group of works confiscated in 1607 from Giuseppe Cesari, known as the Cavalier…