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The 1000++ Artworks ... and ...

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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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Jan Vermeer - A Lady Drinking and a Gentleman and The Glass of WineA Lady Drinking and a Gentleman and The Glass of WineJan Vermeer

Vermeer was about 27 when he painted The Glass of Wine, and according to the critic Walter Liedtke, 'No analysis of artistic conventions can suggest the sheer beauty and extraordinary refinement of a painting like The Glass of Wine, which may be considered one of Vermeer's first fully mature works'....

Gemäldegalerie (Berlin, Germany)
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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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John William Waterhouse - Echo and NarcissusEcho and NarcissusJohn William Waterhouse

Echo and Narcissus is a painting dating from 1903 by John William Waterhouse. It illustrates the poem Echo and Narcissus from Ovid's Metamorphoses. John William Waterhouse (1847–1917) was an English painter who, because of his style and themes, has been classified as a Pre-Raphaelite, but is more ac...

Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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Jacob Jordaens - The Four EvangelistsThe Four EvangelistsJacob Jordaens

he Four Evangelists (French: Les quatre évangélistes) is an oil on canvas painting by the Flemish Baroque artist Jacob Jordaens, completed in 1625. The painting is 133 by 118 centimeters, and is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. The Four Evangelists, authors of the Gospels, are represented toge...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Vincent Van Gogh - Bowl with Peonies and RosesBowl with Peonies and RosesVincent Van Gogh

This still-life belongs to van Gogh's early efforts in Paris to brighten the palette of his paintings. The canvases he had finished in the Netherlands were too dark to be accepted as modern works of art. He chose to pursue the flower still-life as a means to work on his colour. The present still-lif...

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Otterlo, Netherlands)
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Salvador Dali - The Metamorphosis of NarcissusThe Metamorphosis of NarcissusSalvador Dali

Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. This painting is from Dalí's Paranoiac-critical period. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Unable to embrace the watery image, he pined away, a...

Tate 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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