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Une nourrice au Jardin du Luxembourg (c.1872)

Degas, Edgar (1834-1917) Une nourrice au Jardin du Luxembourg (A Nanny in the Luxembourg Gardens) c.1872 Oil on canvas, 65 x 92 cm Musée Fabre, Montpellier The theme of childhood runs through all of Degas‘ work, from dancers to nurses. This slightly…

Mrs Siddons (1785)

Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788) Mrs Siddons 1785 Oil on canvas, 126 × 99.5 cm National Gallery, London Mrs Siddons (1755–1831) was the greatest tragic actress of her time, remaining at the top of her profession for 30 years. Gainsborough painted her in the…

Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus (1788)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus 1788 Oil on canvas, 127.5 x 101 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg This is an autograph version of Reynolds‘s famous picture of 1784, painted for Lord Carysfort (now Tate Gallery, London). Carysfort,…

Santa Casilda (c.1630-1635)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Santa Casilda (Saint Casilda) c.1630–1635 Oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Images of saints depicted alone, holding their attributes and looking out of the picture space were among the most popular compositions within…

Le Colin-Maillard (c.1750-1752)

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Le Colin-Maillard (Blind Man’s Buff) c.1750–1752 Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 91.4 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo In the 18th century the game of blind man’s buff (or bluff) became the symbolic arena for courtship, chance, and the…

Jean dessinant (1901)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) Jean dessinant (The Artist’s Son, Jean, Drawing) 1901 Oil on canvas, 45.09 × 54.61 cm Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond The simplified palette of this portrait of Renoir’s second son, Jean, is limited to a range of…

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…

Le Dormeur téméraire (1928)

Magritte, René (1898-1967) Le Dormeur téméraire (The Reckless Sleeper) 1928 Oil on canvas, 116 × 81 x 2 cm Tate Britain, London A figure sleeps in a wooden alcove above a dark cloudy sky. The way into this space is barred…