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Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco) - The Judgment of SolomonThe Judgment of SolomonGiorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco)

Giorgione depicted the celebrated story of Solomon's wisdom in one of two pendant paintings. The great king has declared that the living child be - literary - divided between the women claiming him. The babe's mother will cede the child, rather than see him die. An elusive figure, Giorgione made odd...

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Pieter Bruegel The Younger - The Battle between Lent and CarnivalThe Battle between Lent and CarnivalPieter Bruegel The Younger

Pieter Bruegel The Younger specialized in copying his father's works. The Battle of Carnival and Lent, the original of which is conserved in Vienna, is a very fine example of this. The subject matter can be found in medieval literature and plays. In the foreground, two opposing processions, the one ...

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Albrecht Durer - The Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsThe Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsAlbrecht Durer

The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and had been commissioned by Jacob Fugger, intermediary between emperor Maximilian I and Pope Julius II, during the painter's stay as the banker's guest in Augsburg. The contract was renewed in the Italian city by the brotherhoods of the traders from Nure...

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Andrea Mantegna - The Lamentation over the Dead ChristThe Lamentation over the Dead ChristAndrea Mantegna

The Lamentation of Christ (also known as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, or the Dead Christ and other variants) is a painting of about 1480 by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. While the dating of the piece is debated, it was completed between 1475 and 1501, probably in the early...

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan, Italy)
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Jan Van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed)The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed)Jan Van Eyck

The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Dutch: Het Lam Gods or The Lamb of God; completed 1432) is a very large and complex Early Netherlandish polyptych panel painting which is considered to be one of Belgium's masterpieces and one of the world's treasures. It was once in the Joost Vi...

Cathedral of St Bavo (Ghent, Belgium)
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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)
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Jean-François Millet - Harvesters RestingHarvesters RestingJean-François Millet

Millet considered this painting to be his masterpiece. This painting marked many milestones for the artist. He worked on this painting longer than any other painting. He also conceived the painting to rival the great works of Michelangelo and Poussin. This painting marked his departure of simple por...

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, United States)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

This wall painting, located in the Vatican, contains pictures of many famous philosophers. Plato and Aristotle are the two in the middle. As an inside joke, Raphael based Plato’s face on fellow artist Leonardo da Vinci. He also included Michelangelo and himself elsewhere in the painting.

Apostolic Palace (Vatican City, Vatican)
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