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Diego Velazquez - Las Meninas (detail)Las Meninas (detail)Diego Velazquez

This baroque painting is considered one of the most important of all-time. The central figure is the young Margarita Teresa of Spain but the painting also shows the artist himself, an image of the king and queen, several servants, two dwarfs, and a dog.

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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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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Francisco Zurbaran - Saint Peter Nolasco-s VisionSaint Peter Nolasco's VisionFrancisco Zurbaran

The painting and its companion-piece was commissioned by the Mercedarian Monastery in Seville shortly after the canonization of Pedro Nolasco who four centuries before established a lay Order for freeing the Christians from Moorish captivity. In his vision Peter of Nolasco, in the white robe of his ...

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Peter Paul Rubens - The Exchange of PrincessesThe Exchange of PrincessesPeter Paul Rubens

One of the Marie de' Medici cycle's painting; The Exchange of Princesses celebrates the double marriage of the Habsburg Infanta Anna of Spain to Louis XIII of France and Louis XIII's sister, Isabella Bourbon, to future king of Spain, Phillip IV on 9 November 1615. France and Spain present the young ...

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Francisco Zurbaran - Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and RoseStill Life with Lemons, Oranges and RoseFrancisco Zurbaran

In the oeuvre of Zurbarán, religious themes predominate, with particular emphasis on asceticism. He also painted many still-lifes, which, however, reflect the same qualities of asceticism, quiet contemplation and introversion for his choice of objects indicates the transience of human life. Zurbarán...

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Francisco Zurbaran - Apostle St AndrewApostle St AndrewFrancisco Zurbaran

Zurbarán's picture of St Andrew is in marked contrast to Ribera's dramatic representation of the crucifixion of the saint. There is the same close observation of detail, but Zurbarán's picture has the calm majesty seen in the work of El Greco. These various qualities Zurbarán blends into a unity wit...