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medievalpoc:

Rembrandt van Rijn

The Toilet of Bathsheba

Holland (1643)

Oil on Wood, 57.2 x 76.2 cm.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Also of note: this painting has deteriorated badly, as is the case with several of Rembrandt’s paintings because of certain varnishes used. A 1763 etching of the painting can be used to discern some of the details that have been obscured by time:

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books0977:

The Painter in His Studio (1663). Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610–1685). Oil on oak. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. 
Van Ostade concentrates on the untidy clutter of a poor artist’s studio. The window throws an oval pool of light into the centre of the composition. Most of the remaining space is in shadow, a device possibly learned from Rembrandt. The painter sits in sharp profile, one leg steadying his easel. He seems to be referring to a drawing tacked to the easel frame. An apprentice grinds his colours in the back.

books0977:

The Painter in His Studio (1663). Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, 1610–1685). Oil on oak. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

Van Ostade concentrates on the untidy clutter of a poor artist’s studio. The window throws an oval pool of light into the centre of the composition. Most of the remaining space is in shadow, a device possibly learned from Rembrandt. The painter sits in sharp profile, one leg steadying his easel. He seems to be referring to a drawing tacked to the easel frame. An apprentice grinds his colours in the back.

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italianartsociety:

Raphael died on this day in 1520 in Rome, likely his thirty-seventh birthday (unless, in fact, he was born on 28 March). Born in Urbino in 1483, Raphael first learned the art of painting from his father Giovanni Santi. He continued his training and artistic development with Pietro Perugino and his student Bernardo Pinturricchio. He was in Florence by 1504 where he was active painting portraits and devotional works for elite patrons like Agnolo Doni. He moved to Rome in 1508 to enter the service of Pope Julius II alongside Michelangelo and Donato Bramante. In Rome he found great success as a fresco painter, antiquarian, and architect and ran a large and highly productive workshop.  His unexpected and early death was a great loss to the art world. Vasari recounts how Pope Leo X wept upon hearing the news and that "When this noble craftsman died, the art of painting might well have died also, seeing that when he closed his eyes, she was left as it were blind." Raphael received the utmost honor of burial in the Roman Pantheon and is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance.

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mesbeauxarts:

Giorgio Vasari. Judith and Holofernes. ca. 1554.
Oil on panel.
Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO. USA.

mesbeauxarts:

Giorgio Vasari. Judith and Holofernes. ca. 1554.

Oil on panel.

Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO. USA.

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yeaverily:

"The Concert in the Egg" by Hieronymus Bosch, 1475-1480

yeaverily:

"The Concert in the Egg" by Hieronymus Bosch, 1475-1480

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wetbandaids:

Boticelli, Primavera (Allegory of Spring), c. 1482
Tempera on panel

wetbandaids:

Boticelli, Primavera (Allegory of Spring), c. 1482

Tempera on panel

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