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La morte di Giacinto (c.1752-1753)

Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770) La morte di Giacinto (The Death of Hyacinthus) c.1752–1753 Oil on canvas, 287 x 232 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid This large canvas dates from the period when Tiepolo was working in Würzburg. It was first attributed to the…

Il giudizio di Salomone (c.1665)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Il giudizio di Salomone (The Judgement of Solomon) c.1665 Oil on canvas, 250.8 x 308 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Carmen Thyssen Collection This large-format canvas is a superb example of Italian Baroque painting. In this strongly narrative scene,…

Le baiser (c.1816-1817)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Le baiser (The Kiss) c.1816–1817 Charcoal, wash and gouache on brown paper, 20 x 27.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Having failed to win the Academy prize that would finance a study trip to Italy, in 1816 Géricault decided…

San Sebastiano (1616-1617)

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) 1616–1617 Marble, 98 x 42 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Private collection on deposit at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Saint Sebastian, born in Gaul according to legend, was a Roman centurion who was martyred…

San Girolamo penitente (c.1575)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) San Girolamo penitente (The Penitent Saint Jerome) c.1575 Oil on canvas, 137 x 97 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Compare: Tiziano (c.1488-1576) San Girolamo penitente 1550–1555 Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano     The Penitent Saint Jerome is dated to the final…

Danse à la ville (1883)

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) Danse à la ville (Dance in the city) 1883 Oil on canvas, 179.7 x 89.1 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Renoir was fond of dance scenes. These two paintings were designed as pendants: they are of the same format…