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Pieter Bruegel The Elder - The Triumph of DeathThe Triumph of DeathPieter Bruegel The Elder

The painting is a panoramic landscape of death: the sky in the distance is blackened by smoke from burning cities and the sea is littered with shipwrecks. Armies of skeletons advance on the hapless living, who either flee in terror or try vainly to fight back. Skeletons kill people in a variety of w...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Woman in a Fur Coat (detail)Woman in a Fur Coat (detail)Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

In the 1620s in Roman circles, a definite change came about in the subject matter of musical paintings. The representation of figures playing musical instruments in 'cultivated' domestic interiors (the direct descendants of Caravaggio's Lute Player and Musicians) disappeared. Within the space of a v...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
Cornelis De Heem - Vanitas Still-Life with Musical InstrumentsVanitas Still-Life with Musical InstrumentsCornelis De Heem

The Vatican loggias were based in one of Bramante's projects, left unfinished at his death. The plan was to build three levels of superimposed walkways above the ground floor, with the external sides open to interact with the garden that it overlooked. The project was ultimately completed after the ...

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - St JeromeSt JeromeTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

'A monochromatic style was practised by a group of artists who had close associations with Leiden and specialized in vanitas still-lifes. Although none of the last named group worked only in Leiden or dedicated themselves exclusively to vanitas pictures, they are usually called the Leiden vanitas pa...

Monasterio de San Lorenzo (El Escorial, Spain)