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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - NarcissusNarcissusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Narcissus is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, painted circa 1597–1599. It is housed in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome. This is one of only two known Caravaggios on a theme from Classical mythology, although this reflects the accidents of survival rather than the his...

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Rome, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Taking of ChristTaking of ChristCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

There are seven figures in the painting: from left to right they are St John, Jesus, Judas, two soldiers, a man (a self-portrait of Caravaggio), and another soldier. They are standing, and only the upper three-quarters of their bodies are depicted. The figures are arrayed before a very dark backgrou...

National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Floral Still LIfeFloral Still LIfeGiuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was a great Italian artist, worked in the technique named “Mannerism”. He is best known for painting fantastic portraits made utterly of such different objects of inanimate nature as vegetables, fruits, flowers, animals and even books. If we look at the distance, his...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The MusiciansThe MusiciansCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Trained in Lombardy, Caravaggio moved in 1592 or 1593 to Rome, where he initially made his reputation with a number of realistic paintings of half-length figures. This picture dates from about 1595 and was painted for his first great patron, Cardinal Francesco del Monte. Although it was described by...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Ecce HomoEcce HomoCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

According to Giambatista Cardi, nephew of the Florentine artist Cigoli, Cardinal Massimo Massimi commissioned paintings on the theme of Ecce Homo from three artists, Cigoli, Caravaggio, and Domenico Passignano, without informing the artists of the multiple commissions. Cardi claimed the cardinal lik...

Palazzo Rosse (Italy)
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El Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos) - The Disrobing of Christ 2The Disrobing of Christ 2El Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos)

The Disrobing of Christ or El Expolio (Latin: Exspolĭum) is a painting begun in the summer of 1577 and completed in the spring of 1579 for the High Altar of the sacristy of the Cathedral of Toledo, where it still normally hangs. In late 2013 it was on temporary display at the Prado in Madrid (with t...

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El Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos) - View of ToledoView of ToledoEl Greco (Doménikos Theotokopoulos)

View of Toledo, is one of the two surviving landscapes painted by El Greco. The other, called View and Plan of Toledo lies at Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain. Along with Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, some landscapes by William Turner, and some works by Monet, it is among the best known depicti...

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Basket of FruitBasket of FruitCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
46 x 64 cm, (1596)

Basket of Fruit (c.1599) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), which hangs in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Library), Milan. It shows a wicker basket perched on the edge of a ledge. The basket contains a selection of summer fruit: ... a goo...

Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Salome with the Head of St. John the BaptistSalome with the Head of St. John the BaptistCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (London), c. 1607/1610, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio (1571–1610) in the National Gallery, London. The painting was discovered in a private collection in 1959. The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, mentions a Salo...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Peter Paul Rubens - The Lion HuntThe Lion HuntPeter Paul Rubens

Among many differences from the Schleissheim series, in accordance with Rubens changing attitudes to both life and composition, the combat is equal, or even in the lions' favor in Lion Hunt. The action is spread out and not bounded by the frame, but the front plane is maintained as if by a sheet of ...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Peter Paul Rubens - The Fall of the DamnedThe Fall of the DamnedPeter Paul Rubens

The Fall of the Damned, conversely known as The Fall of the Rebel Angels is a monumental religious painting by Peter Paul Rubens. It features a jumble of the bodies of the damned, hurled into abyss by archangel Michael and accompanying angels. David Freedberg assessed this painting manner as the 'mo...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Seven Acts Of MercyThe Seven Acts Of MercyCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Seven Acts Of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordiais), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. It is housed in the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. Originally it was meant to be seven separate panels around the ...

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Peter Paul Rubens - Hippopotamus and Crocodile HuntHippopotamus and Crocodile HuntPeter Paul Rubens

The Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt is a large painting by Peter Paul Rubens, featuring the hunt on hippopotamus and crocodile with three hunting dogs. There is also a reference to a leopard in the pelt on the horse of the upper left rider. Rubens used the dramatics of diagonals to heighten the sens...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Frans Hals - Jonker Ramp and his SweetheartJonker Ramp and his SweetheartFrans Hals

It is assumed that the painting represents the Prodigal Son. The traditional title dates from the eighteenth century and is based upon a mistaken identification with Pieter Ramp, who appears in a group portrait of about 1627 by Hals.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, United States)