Tag: reclining

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,…

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…

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 Nymph of the Spring (after 1537)

Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) The Nymph of the Spring after 1537 Oil on panel, 48.4 x 72.8 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington The inscription on this painting (I am the nymph of the sacred spring, do not disturb my sleep.…

Boeuf couché (1846)

Bonheur, Rosa (1822-1899) Boeuf couché (Reclining Ox) modeled 1846 Bronze, dark brown patina; wood base, 14.6 × 28.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marietta, dite L’odalisque romaine (1843)

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille (1796-1875) Marietta, dite L’odalisque romaine (Marietta, known as The Roman Odalisque) 1843 Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 29.3 x 44.2 cm Petit Palais, Paris See also: • Roma (Italia)