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The 415 Artworks ... and ...



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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - NarcissusNarcissusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Currently kept in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, “Narcissus” is a key painting in the career of the great Italian painter Caravaggio, who was regarded as a master of the Baroque Style. Caravaggio made only two paintings based on Classical Mythology, and this was one of them. As stated in M...

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Rome, 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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Jan Matejko - Battle of Grunwald (detail) (10)Battle of Grunwald (detail) (10)Jan Matejko

The Battle of Grunwald is a painting by Jan Matejko depicting the Battle of Grunwald and the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. The canvas dates to 1878 and is one of the most heroic representations of the history of Pol...

Warsaw National Museum (Warsaw, Poland)
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Summer 1Summer 1Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In 1562 Arcimboldo left his country and joined the Emperor's court, where he was liked and treated well and received with great kindness, and the Emperor gave him a good salary worthy of his merits and also showed his affection in many other ways. And so our Arcimboldo lived a very fulfilling and ho...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Sandro Botticelli - Last Miracle and the Death of St. ZenobiusLast Miracle and the Death of St. ZenobiusSandro Botticelli

The Last Miracle and Death of St. Zenobius is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, c. 1500-1505. It was part of series of four pictures displaying episodes of the life of the saint, which is the last known work by the Florentine painter. It is housed in the Gemäldegalerie ...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Pablo Picasso - CelestinaCelestinaPablo Picasso

The fact that most of Picasso's works of the Blue Period were painted in Barcelona accounts for the resemblance of many of his models to figures by El Greco. His affinity with this master of Spanish Mannerism is apparent in the composition of Celestina, 1903, which dates from the beginning of the Bl...

 
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Albrecht Durer - Portrait of a Young Venetian WomanPortrait of a Young Venetian WomanAlbrecht Durer

Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman is a small bust length oil on elm panel painting by the German artist Albrecht Dürerfrom 1505. It was executed, along with a number of other high society portraits, during his second visit to Italy.
The woman wears a patterned gown with tied-on sleeves that sh...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Caspar David Friedrich - Dolmen in the SnowDolmen in the SnowCaspar David Friedrich

The dolmen portrayed here is probably one which stood near Gützkow, and which was removed between 1825 and 1829. Together with his drawing master Quistorp, Friedrich made several excursions to prehistoric burial sites.

Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, Germany)
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Sandro Botticelli - Mystic NativityMystic NativitySandro Botticelli

The Mystical Nativity is a painting of circa 1500–1501 by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, in the National Gallery in London. Botticelli built up the image using oil paint on canvas. It is his only signed work, and has a very unusual iconography for a Nativity. The Greek inscription...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) - Diana and ActaeonDiana and ActaeonTiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Diana and Actaeon is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Titian, finished in 1556–1559, and is considered amongst Titian's greatest works. It portrays the moment in which the goddess Diana meets Actaeon. In 2008–2009, the National Gallery, London and National Gallery of Scotland successfull...

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Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with an AngelMadonna and Child with an AngelSandro Botticelli

The Madonna and Child with an Angel is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, c. 1465-1467. It is housed in Spedale degli Innocenti of Florence. The painting, one of Botticelli's earliest, reveals Botticelli's close artistic relationship with his teacher, Filippo Lippi, and...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, United States)
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Sandro Botticelli - Venus and MarsVenus and MarsSandro Botticelli

Venus and Mars is a c. 1483 painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. It shows the Roman gods Venus and Mars in an allegory of Beauty and Valour. Venus watches Mars sleep while two infant satyrs play carrying his armour as another rests under his arm. A fourth blows a small conch...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Matthias Grünewald - The Mocking of ChristThe Mocking of ChristMatthias Grünewald

Grünewald's earliest datable work is the Mocking of Christ, a colourful, vehemently expressive painting demonstrating his ability to create dazzling light effects. The painting depicts Christ blindfolded and being beaten by a band of grotesque men. The figures are thick-bodied, soft, and fleshy, don...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)