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Dans la vanillère, homme et cheval (1891)

Gauguin, Paul (1848-1903) Dans la vanillère, homme et cheval (In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse) 1891 Oil on jute canvas, 73 x 92 cm Guggenheim Museum, New York Prior to his first voyage to Tahiti in 1891, Paul Gauguin claimed—from a…

L’Oise à Pontoise au temps gris (1876)

Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903) L’Oise à Pontoise au temps gris (The Oise in Pontoise in gray weather) 1876 Oil on canvas, 53.5 x 64 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Pissarro believed that ‘Everything is suitable for drawing, everything!’ He was true to…

Printemps à Vétheuil (1880)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926) Printemps à Vétheuil (Spring in Vétheuil) 1880 Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.5 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam In order to paint the transient effects of light as directly as possible Monet mainly worked outdoors. He had to…

Cristo e la Samaritana (c.1585)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Cristo e la Samaritana (Christ and the Samaritan) c.1585 Oil on canvas, 143.5 × 288.3 × 3.2 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna The Gospel according to St. John reflects the thoughtful dialogue between Christ and the (non-Jewish) woman from Samaria…

Rebecca al pozzo (c.1582-1588)

Veronese, Paolo (1528-1588) Rebecca al pozzo (Rebecca at the Well) c.1582–1588 Oil on canvas, 145.5 x 282.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Three men, one woman, and three camels gather around the stone ledge of a well in this horizontal landscape…

La Trasfigurazione (1516-1520)

Raffaello (1483-1520) La Trasfigurazione (The Transfiguration) 1516–1520 Tempera grassa on wood, 410 x 279 cm Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vaticano Cardinal Giulio de’ Medici (the future pope Clement VII) commissioned two paintings for the cathedral of S. Giusto of Narbonne, the city of which…

Venere che benda Amore (c.1560-1565)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) Venere che benda Amore (Venus Blindfolding Cupid) c.1560–1565 Oil on canvas, 118 x 185 cm Galleria Borghese, Roma In all likelihood, this painting entered the Borghese Collection in 1608, when it was given to Scipione Borghese by Cardinal Paolo Emilio…

Cristo e la donna di Samaria (c.1619-1620)

Guercino (1591-1666) Cristo e la donna di Samaria (Christ and the Woman of Samaria) c.1619–1620 Oil on canvas, 97.2 x 124.8 cm Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Guercino was one of the foremost painters of the seventeenth century. This recently rediscovered work…