Tag: red

Melancholy (1906-1907)

Munch, Edvard (1863-1944) Melancholy (The Reinhardt Frieze) 1906–1907 Tempera on canvas, 87 x 156 cm Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin In 1906, Munch was commissioned by the Berlin theatre director Max Reinhardt to create a picture frieze for a hall on the upper…

Small Self-Portrait (c.1657)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Small Self-Portrait c.1657 Oil on walnut wood, 48 × 40.6 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna In this informal portrait, Rembrandt confronts the viewer in everyday attire – a brown skirt and red woollen shirt. With advancing age, simplicity of appearance and…

Uomo in armatura (c.1530)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) Uomo in armatura (Man in Armour) c.1530 Oil on canvas, 65 x 58 cm Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano In his Musaeum Federico Borromeo writes that “Titian would have wanted to paint his father like this, armour-clad, to celebrate in a playful…

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1596)

Brueghel, Jan the Elder (1568-1625) Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee 1596 Oil on copper, 26.6 x 35 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Jan Brueghel belonged to a dynasty of painters whose first outstanding member was Pieter Bruegel, Jan’s…

Portrait of a Woman (1525-1527)

Cranach, Lucas the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of a Woman 1525–1527 Oil on wood, 35.9 × 25.1 cm National Gallery, London Cranach only painted a handful of portraits showing women of the Saxon court during his time as court painter to the…

Intérieur rouge (1902)

Vuillard, Édouard (1868-1940) Intérieur rouge (Red Interior) 1902 Oil on tan paper mounted to cradled panel, 37.1 x 51.1 cm Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Vuillard never married, and he lived with his mother, a seamstress, for her entire life. He often depicted…

Corner of a Library (1711)

Van der Heyden, Jan (1637-1712) Corner of a Library 1711 Oil on canvas, 77 x 63.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The present canvas had an inscription on the pedestal of the candelabrum which is partly lost and repainted, but which originally…

Ritratto di senatore (c.1570)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Ritratto di senatore (Portrait of a Senator) c.1570 Oil on canvas, 118.5 x 100 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid In the 1570s Tintoretto considerably expanded his artistic activity by increasing the number of commissions executed by his studio. During…

Ritratto di ragazzo (c.1483)

Piero della Francesca (c.1416-1492) Ritratto di ragazzo (Portrait of a Boy, Guidobaldo Da Montefeltro?) c.1483 Tempera on panel, 41 x 27.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid According to James Dennistoun, this small portrait on panel was in the collection of Giuseppe Crosti,…