Tag: shadow

Santa Barbara (1522)

Parmigianino (1503-1540) Santa Barbara (Saint Barbara) 1522 Oil on panel, 48 x 39 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid A portrait of Saint Barbara in profile on a black background. In her hands, she holds a tower, which was her symbol. A…

Escena de una comedia (1798)

Julià, Asensio (1753-1832) Escena de una comedia (Scene from a Comedy) 1798 Oil on canvas, 43 x 56 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Attributed to Asensio Julià. This canvas was painted for the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Osuna…

Diane (early 19th century)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Diane (Diana) Early 19th century Wash, pen on paper, 17.3 x 12 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The composition is almost identical, with the same dimensions, to a Venus disarming Cupid (New York, Sotheby’s, January 28, 2015, n.…

La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (c.1635)

Gentileschi, Artemisia (1593-c.1653) La nascita di San Giovanni Battista (The Birth of Saint John the Baptist) c.1635 Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid This canvas is one of a series of scenes from the life of…

San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (c.1607)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) San Francesco sorretto dall’angelo (Saint Francis supported by an Angel) c.1607 Oil on canvas, 126 x 98 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid The subject of the angelic consolation of Saint Francis became popular in the second half of…

Noli me tangere (c.1525)

Correggio (c.1489-1534) Noli me tangere c.1525 Oil on panel transferred to canvas, 130 x 103 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid Antonio Correggio’s stay in Rome between 1518 and 1519 powerfully affected his late work, which reflects that of late Raphael and…

Retrato del bufón Calabazas (c.1631-1632)

Velázquez, Diego (1599-1660) Retrato del bufón Calabazas (Portrait of the Jester Calabazas) c.1631–1632 Oil on canvas, 175 x 106 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Calabazas, a jester in the court of King Philip IV of Spain, had physical and mental…

Studio per Il Martirio di San Sebastiano (1739)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) Studio per Il Martirio di San Sebastiano (Study for “The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian” for the Augustinian monastery at Diessen, Germany) 1739 Oil on canvas, 51.7 x 31.7 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland In 1739 a pair…