Category Italian painting

"The Tempest (Thunderstorm)", Giorgione - description of the painting
Italian painting

"The Tempest (Thunderstorm)", Giorgione - description of the painting

Author: Giorgione Museum: Academy Gallery Year: Circa 1508 ⇐ Click image for a larger scale Description of the painting: Storm (Thunderstorm) - Giorgione. About 1508. Oil on canvas. 82 x 73 cm It is difficult to imagine a mysterious picture of Giorgione than the "Storm" ("Thunderstorm"). And the matter does not even concern performing subtleties - scientists have not yet come to a common opinion on the storyline of the work.

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Fresco Baptism of Christ, Pietro Perugino

Author: Pietro Perugino Museum: Vatican Museums Year: 1481-1482 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Baptism of Christ - Pietro Perugino. 1481-1482. Fresco. 348,5x570 Among the several masters invited by the Pope to paint the Sistine Chapel was Pietro Perugino.
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Dispute, Rafael Santi, 1509

Author: Rafael Santi Museum: Stanza della Senyatura (Vatican) Year: 1509 ⇐ Click image for a larger image Description of the picture: Dispute - Rafael Santi. 1509. Fresco. At the base - 770. Stanza della Senyatura Despite his youth, the artist was already known for his paintings, when in 1508 architect Donato Bramante invited him to work in Rome.
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"The School of Athens" by Rafael Santi Fresco

Author: Rafael Santi Museum: Stanza della Senyatura (Vatican) Year: 1510-1511 ⇐ Click image for a larger view Description of the picture: Athenian school - Rafael Santi. 1510-1511. Fresco. Working on the "Athenian School" - a fresco on the theme of philosophy. Raphael depicted a fantastic temple, the main nave of which goes into the blue distance by a series of vaulted arches, and placed ancient philosophers and scientists in its space.
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"Scenes from the Life of St. Nicholas", Fra Beato Angelico

Author: Fra Beato Angelico Museum: Vatican Museums Year: About 1437 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Scenes from the life of St. Nicholas - Fra Beato Angelico (Fra Giovanni Da Fiesole). About 1437. Wood, tempera. 35x61.5 Beato Angelico, whose painting is imbued with a bright, prayerful mood, wrote this altar triptych for the San Niccolò Chapel in San Domenico Church in Perugia.
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Lamentation of Christ, Giovanni Bellini

Author: Giovanni Bellini Museum: Academy Gallery Year: 1473-1476 ⇐ Click image for larger image Description of the picture: Lamentation of Christ - Giovanni Bellini. 1473-1476. Wood, oil. 107x84 "Lamentation of Christ" was once part of the main altar, written by Bellini for the church of San Francesco in Pesaro.
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The Crowning of Mary, Rafael Santi

Author: Rafael Santi Museum: Vatican Museums Year: 1502-1504 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Coronation of Mary - Rafael Santi. 1502-1504. Tempera on canvas transferred from wood. 272x165 One of those Renaissance artists whose work is marked by celestial harmony, Raphael wrote this altar image for the Oddi Chapel of the Church of San Francesco al Prato in Perugia.
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The Crowning of Mary, Fra Filippo Lippi

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.
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"Saul’s Appeal" by Michelangelo Buonarroti - description

Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti Museum: Vatican Museums Year: Around 1542-1546 ⇐ Click image for a larger version Description of the picture: Appeal of the Apostle Paul - Michelangelo Buonarroti. Around 1542-1546. Fresco. 625x661 Here Michelangelo depicted the scene of the conversion of St. Paul. The New Testament tells how the Jew Saul, the persecutor of Christians, went in search of them, to bring them to Jerusalem and there to be punished.
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Transfiguration, Rafael Santi

Author: Rafael Santi Museum: Vatican Museums Year: 1518-1520 Click image for a larger version Description of the picture: Transfiguration - Rafael Santi. 1518-1520. Wood, oil. 405x278 Raphael wrote this altar picture by order of Cardinal Giulio Medici, who was appointed Archbishop of Narbonne.
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Saint Jerome, Leonardo da Vinci, 1482

Author: Leonardo da Vinci Museum: Vatican Museums Year: Around 1482 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Saint Jerome - Leonardo da Vinci. About 1482. Wood, oil. 103x74 Some paintings by Leonardo, an artist, scientist, and thinker of the Renaissance, were unfortunately unfinished.
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Communion of St. Jerome, Domenichino (Domenico Dzamperi)

Author: Domenichino (Domenico Dzampieri) Museum: Vatican Museums Year: Between 1611 and 1614 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Communion of St. Jerome - Domenichino (Domenico Dzampieri). Between 1611 and 1614. Oil on canvas. 419x256 In the works of Domenichino, a graduate of the Bologna art school, features of baroque and early classicism found their expression, as can be seen from the example of this painting.
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Apollo Chasing Daphne - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Author: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Museum: National Gallery of Art (Washington) Year: Around 1755-1760 Click image for a larger scale Description of the picture: Apollo chasing Daphne - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Around 1755-1760. Canvas, oil. 68,8x87 Tiepolo - a representative of the Rococo style and, probably, the last major artist of the Venetian school of painting.
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The painting "Tower", Giorgio de Chirico, 1913

Author: Giorgio de Chirico Museum: In private collection Year: 1913 ⇐ Click image for a larger version Description of the picture: Tower - Giorgio de Chirico. 1913. 115,5x45 The tower, along with the arches and columns, is the favorite motive of de Chirico's work, inspired by affections for ancient art and architecture.
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Purity of Imagination, Giorgio de Chirico, 1915

Author: Giorgio de Chirico Museum: Private collection Year: 1915 ⇐ Click image for a larger scale Description of the painting: Purity of imagination - Giorgio de Chirico. 1915. 65x50 Working on the "Purity of Imagination", de Chirico retains the same ratio of light and shadow as in the work "The Tower". But it’s not the towers that attract attention - the eye attracts a light rectangle deep in the picture, brightly lit by the sun.
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Painting "Montparnasse Station", Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

Author: Giorgio de Chirico Museum: Museum of Modern Art (New York) Year: 1914 Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Montparnasse de Chirico station. 1914. 140x184,5 This work originated during the first stay of de Chirico in Paris in the summer of 1911, when, presenting his works at the Autumn Salon and the Salon of the Independent, "he managed to surprise those who were accustomed to everything and little of which were surprised by their fellow artists, viewers. "
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Madonna in the rocks, Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Leonardo da Vinci Museum: Louvre Year: About 1491-1509 or 1506-1508 ⇐ Click image for a larger scale Description of the painting: Madonna in the rocks - Leonardo da Vinci. Around 1491-1509 or 1506-1508. Canvas, oil. 189.5х120 Apparently, the works of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) are doomed to endless discussions about their content, history of creation, subsequent fate, writing technique, genesis and influence.
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Painting Venus and Mars, Sandro Botticelli

Author: Sandro Botticelli Museum: National Gallery (London) Year: About 1485 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Venus and Mars - Sandro Botticelli. About 1485. Wood, tempera. 69,2x173,4 Botticelli (1445-1510) (Flessandro di Mariano Filipepi, nicknamed Sandro) - the great Italian artist of the Florentine Renaissance school.
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Bacchus and Ariadne, Titian Vecellio

Author: Titian Vecellio Museum: Getty Museum, Los Angeles Year: 1520-152З ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Bacchus and Ariadna - Titian Vecellio. 1520-152З. Canvas, oil. 176.5x191 The work Bacchus and Ariadne, ordered for the so-called Alabaster Room in the palace of the Duke Alfonso d'Este in Ferrara, belongs to the famous series of paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Titian (1488 / 1490-1576) and Dosso Dossi.
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Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredano, Giovanni (Gambellino) Bellini

Author: Giovanni Bellini Museum: National Gallery (London) Year: Around 1501-1502 ⇐ Click on image to enlarge Description of the picture: Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredano - Giovanni (Gambellino) Bellini. Around 1501-1502. Canvas, oil. 61.6 x45.1 The great artist, Giovanni (Giambellino) Bellini, the second son of Jacopo Bellini, the founder of the dynasty, has always been at the epicenter of the political and spiritual life of Venice.
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