Tag: portrait

A Genoese Lady with Her Child (c.1623-1625)

Van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) A Genoese Lady with Her Child c.1623–1625 Oil on canvas, 217.8 x 146 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland This portrait was a departure from the painting style popular at this time, focusing less on a demonstrative…

Femme assise (1923-1924)

Soutine, Chaïm (1893-1943) Femme assise (Seated Woman) 1923–1924 Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The woman portrayed here seems to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her ghostlike silhouette in tones of…

Portrait of a Child (1916)

Schiele, Egon (1890-1918) Portrait of a Child (Anton Peschka, Jr.) 1916 Gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper, 49.9 x 32.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Egon Schiele depicted a small child, the son of a friend, in this drawing devoid…

Étude d’Honoré de Balzac (1891-1892)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) Étude d’Honoré de Balzac (Study of Honoré de Balzac) 1891–1892 Bronze, 52.7 x 39.4 x 32.4 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland In 1891 Rodin was commissioned to create a monument honoring the celebrated French writer Honoré de…

Pescador (1956)

Rivera, Diego (1886-1957) Pescador (Fisherman) 1956 Tempera and black crayon on paper, 63 x 48.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Diego Rivera created this drawing during the last year of his life. While living on the Pacific coast of Mexico,…

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,…

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1856)

Nadar (1820-1910) Gioachino Antonio Rossini 1856 Salt print mounted on card, 24.4 x 18.8 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Rossini (1792–1868) is best known for the 39 operas he completed before his 39th birthday, including The Barber of Seville, Othello,…

The Sin (1901)

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944) The Sin (Woman with Red Hair and Green Eyes) 1901 Color lithograph, 69.8 x 40.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland The fatal women and embracing couples in Picasso’s art of the early 1900s exhibit striking affinities with…

Olympia (1867)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883) Olympia 1867 Etching Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland When Edouard Manet’s painting Olympia was exhibited in Paris in 1865, it was met by the critics and general public with jeers, laughter, criticism, and distain. Manet had depicted his model,…