Country: Spain City: Barcelona Address: Passeig de Gracia, 43 Who can explain the nature of genius? No one. When you see a truly ingenious creation in front of you, thoughts get confused, the feeling that you are involved in a great mystery only by the very fact of presence and contemplation gives rise to great pride in yourself, for being involved in the humanity that gave rise to this great mystery.
Author: Robert Kampen Museum: National Gallery (London) Year: About 1435 Click image for a larger picture Description of the picture: Portrait of a man - Robert Kampen. About 1435. Wood, tempera. 40.7х28.1 Robert Kampen (1378 / 1379-1444) is a Dutch painter, one of the founders of the early Renaissance art in his country.
Author: Metropolitan Museum Museum: John Singer Sargent Year: 1883-1884 Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Portrait of Madame X - John Singer Sargent. 1883-1884. Canvas, oil. 234.85 x 109.86 cm. This picture, quite innocent in its style and content, at one time caused a scandal in society, disgraced the model and brought ruin to the artist himself.
Author: Anthony van Dyck Museum: Metropolitan Museum Year: Around 1634-1635 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Portrait of James Stewart - Anthony van Dyck. Around 1634-1635. Canvas, oil. 215,9x127,6 In the prime of his work the best Flemish portrait painter Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) worked at the court of King Charles I.
Author: Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov Museum: Tretyakov Gallery Year: 1885 Click image for larger image Description of the picture: Oxen - Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. 1885. Oil on canvas. 47x59 Study from the village life "Oxen" in the plot is simple. Undoubtedly, the artist was attracted by color symmetry, bright details.
Author: Fra Filippo Lippi Museum: Uffizi Gallery Year: After 1444 Click image for a larger scale Description of the picture: The crowning of Mary - Fra Filippo Lippi. After 1444. Tempera on wood. 172x251 The extraordinarily spiritualized art of Beato Angelico influenced his pupil Filippo Lippi.