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Cupid complains to Venus, Lucas Cranach
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Cupid complains to Venus, Lucas Cranach

Author: Lucas Cranach the Elder Museum: National Gallery (London) Year: 1525 Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Cupid complains to Venus - Lucas Cranach. 1525. 81.3 x 56.4 cm The famous Cranach painting, dedicated to ancient heroes, Cupid and his mother Venus, carries a lot of hidden subtext.

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Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, Albrecht Durer

Author: Albrecht Durer Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: Around 1496 ⇐ Click image for a larger picture Description of the picture: Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary - Albrecht Durer. About 1496. Wood, oil. The central panel - 109x43, side panels - 63x46 Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) - the greatest German painter and engraver, one of the greatest masters of Western European Renaissance art.
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Portrait of Saxon Prince and Princess, Lucas Cranach the Elder

Author: Lucas Cranach the Elder Museum: National Gallery of Art (Washington) Year: Around 1517 Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Portrait of a Saxon Prince and Princess - Lucas Cranach the Elder. Around 1517. Oil on wood Portrait of Saxon Prince Portrait of Saxon Princess Lukas Cranach - German painter and graphic artist who combined Gothic traditions and artistic techniques of the Renaissance in his work, wrote two famous portraits - young princes and princesses, children of the Duke of Saxony George Borodaty.
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Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Mecklenburg - Lukas Cranach the Elder, 1514

Author: Lucas Cranach the Elder Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: 1514 ⇐ Click image for a larger view Description of the picture: Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Mecklenburg - Lucas Cranach the Elder. 1514. Oil on canvas, transferred from the tree. 184x82,5 During his visit to the Netherlands in 1508 Cranach (1472-1553), he experimented with Italian-Dutch ideas of complex compositions and monumental nude figures (biblical and mythological characters).
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Dresden Altar, Albrecht Durer

Author: Albrecht Durer Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: Around 1496 ⇐ Click image for a larger image Description of the picture: Dresden altar - Albrecht Durer. About 1496. Wood, oil. The central panel - 117x96, the side panels - 114x45. The Altar marks the beginning of a mature period of work by Albrecht Durer.
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Self-portrait at the age of 58, Anton Graf, 1794

Author: Anton Graf Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: 1794 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Picture description: Self-portrait at the age of 58 years - Anton Graf. Canvas, oil. 168x105 Anton Graf (1736-1813) - the great German portrait painter with Swiss roots. In 1766 he became a court painter in Dresden and a teacher at the Academy of Arts.
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Self-portrait in a red cloak, 1744, by Anton Raphael Mengs

Author: Anton Raphael Mengs Museum: Dresden Art Gallery Year: 1744 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Self-portrait in a red raincoat - Anton Raphael Mengs. 1744. Pastel paper. 55х42 Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779) - the painter of the classical era. In the course of his life, Mengs wrote self-portraits several times.
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Portrait of a Young Man, Albrecht Dürer, 1521

Author: Albrecht Durer Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: 1521 ⇐ Click image for larger image Description of the picture: Portrait of a young man - Albrecht Durer. 1521. Wood, oil. 45.531.5 The period to which the presented portrait relates is characterized as the time of Dürer’s full artistic maturity, when his interest in portrait genre was great, he created works in which he penetrated unusually deeply into the spiritual essence of his models.
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Italy and Germany, Friedrich Overbeck

Author: Friedrich Overbeck Museum: New Pinakothek (Munich) Year: After 1828 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Italy and Germany - Friedrich Overbeck. After 1828. Oil on canvas. 95x105 Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869) - German artist, leader of the "Nazarenes" (a group that received its name from the Jewish sect of the Nazarenes, famous for their righteousness).
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"Portrait of the French ambassador - Sir de Moretta", Hans Holbein the Younger

Author: Hans Holbein the Younger Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: 1534-1535 ⇐ Click image for larger image Description of the picture: Portrait of the French ambassador to the English court of Charles de Sogliere, serre Moretta - Hans Holbein the Younger. 1534-1535. Oak tempera 92.5x75.4 For a long time two facts were not compared: Hans Holbein the Younger was in London from 1532 and stayed there from April 3 to July 26, 1534 as an envoy to the English court of French ambassador Charles de Sollier.
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Adam and Eve, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1531

Author: Lucas Cranach the Elder Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: 1531 ⇐ Click image for a larger view Description of the picture: Adam and Eve - Lucas Cranach the Elder. 1531. Linden board, oil. 170x70 Already in 1508–1510 Cranach developed an artistic scheme for translating the plot about temptation, which, like other Renaissance artists, enabled him legally, without fear of condemnation from the Church, to portray male and female figures.
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"Ships in the evening port", Caspar David Friedrich - description of the painting

Author: Caspar David Friedrich Museum: Dresden Gallery Year: Around 1828 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Ships in the evening port - Caspar David Friedrich. About 1828. Oil on canvas. 76.5 x88.2 The many paintings of Caspar Friedrich, even simple landscapes, contain some deep meaning, the key to understanding which is contained in the literary statements of the artist or the judgments of his contemporaries.
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Stolen Mirror, Max Ernst - description of the painting

Author: Max Ernst Museum: Private collection Year: 1941 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Stolen mirror - Max Ernst. 1941. Oil on canvas From afar and not knowing who the author is, this picture can be taken as a classic landscape, for example, of one of the Italian masters. In deception introduces a luxurious, naturalistically written cloudy sky.
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King playing with the queen, Max Ernst

Author: Max Ernst Museum: Museum of Modern Art (New York) Year: 1954 Click image for larger image Description of the picture: The King playing with the queen - Max Ernst. Sculpture, bronze. 1954 Max Ernst is one of the most interesting artists of the 20th century with original and original thinking.
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Bride's Robe, Max Ernst - description of the painting

Author: Max Ernst Museum: Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice Year: 1940 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Bride's Robe - Max Ernst. 1940. Oil on canvas. On the canvas there are a lot of strange unnatural figures and nothing that even remotely resembles the bride's habitual dress in the form of a long white dress and veil.
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Pieta, or the night revolution, Max Ernst

Author: Max Ernst Museum: Tate Gallery Year: 1923 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Picture description: Pieta, or night revolution - Max Ernst. 1923. Oil on canvas. 116.2 x 88.9 cm Pieta is a motif very popular in medieval religious art and in the Renaissance. In the classic version, this is the image of the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ, taken down from the cross, on his knees.
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