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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1650



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Rembrandt Van Rijn - Night WatchNight WatchRembrandt Van Rijn

The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq (Dutch: De Nachtwacht) is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The painting may be more properly titled The Company of captain Frans Banning Cocq and lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch prepar...

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Jan Vermeer - The AstronomerThe AstronomerJan Vermeer

The Astronomer is a painting finished about 1668 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is on display at the Louvre, Paris.Portrayals of scientists were a favourite topic in 17th century Dutch painting and Vermeer's oeuvre includes both this astronomer and the slightly later The Geographer. Both ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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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

The Glass of Wine is one of Vermeer’s early mature works, displaying the mastery he had gained over the canvas. The setting of the scene in the painting is taken from De Hooch's A Dutch Courtyard, belonging to the Delft School of painting which De Hooch had developed. Delft paintings portray images ...

Gemäldegalerie (Berlin, Germany)
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Jan Vermeer - The MilkmaidThe MilkmaidJan Vermeer

The Milkmaid (De Melkmeid or Het Melkmeisje), sometimes called The Kitchen Maid, is an oil-on-canvas painting of a 'milkmaid', in fact a domestic kitchen maid, by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. It is now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which regards it as 'unquestionably one of the...

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Nicolas Poussin - A Roman RoadA Roman RoadNicolas Poussin

This landscape has been identified as Poussin's canvas of 1648, recorded by Andr‚ F‚libien (1685) in the collection of Philippe de Lorraine in Paris. F‚libien described the picture as 'a landscape where there is a broad road.' This 'broad road' divides the scene in half, and a series of small figure...

Dulwich Picture Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
TOP5458/1000
Diego Velazquez - Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor) or the Royal FamilyLas Meninas (The Maids of Honor) or the Royal FamilyDiego Velazquez

Las Meninas (Spanish for The Maids of Honour) is a painting of the Spanish Golden Age. The work's complex and enigmatic composition raises questions about reality and illusion, and creates an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Because of these complexities, Las Menin...

Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain)
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Rembrandt Van Rijn - The Feast of BelshazzarThe Feast of BelshazzarRembrandt Van Rijn

The Feast of Belshazzar is a Biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar who looted sacred artifacts from a temple in Jerusalem, including golden cups. His son Belshazzar used the cups and had a feast with the lords in his kingdom. It was here that the hand of God appeared and inscribed texts on the wall that...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Rembrandt Van Rijn - The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [1632]The Anatomy Lecture of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp [1632]Rembrandt Van Rijn

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is a 1632 oil painting by Rembrandt housed in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Dr. Nicolaes Tulp is pictured explaining the musculature of the arm to medical professionals. The corpse is that of the criminal Aris Kindt, strangled earlier t...

Mauritshuis (Den Haag, Netherlands)
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Diego Velazquez - The Fable of Arachne (Las Hilanderas)The Fable of Arachne (Las Hilanderas)Diego Velazquez

Las Hilanderas is a late masterpiece by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, painted for Don Pedro de Arce, huntsman to King Philip IV. The private patronage of the painting has caused it to be shrouded in some mystery, one uncertainty being its date of creation. Stylistic elements, such as the ligh...

Prado (Madrid, Spain)