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Massacio, La distribution de l aumône et la Mort d Ananie ( detail )

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Vermeer, s. XVII. La demostración de cómo introducir luz en una obra.

El Greco. Saw this in Spain. Amazing. the little boy on the right looking at you (the viewer) is believed to be a el greco when a child.

Massacio in Santa Maria de Novella♥in Firenze- stood in front of this Masterpiece, in awe-Massacio was about 25 when he painted this, sadly he died at 27 years old.

Venus de Milo at the Louvre, Paris. My grandfather had a replica of this beautiful piece prominently displayed in his house. It nourished a love of classic sculpture in me that persists to this day.

Antonio Canova Louvre, Parigi. Amore e Psiche è un gruppo scultoreo realizzato da Antonio Canova tra il 1788 e il 1793, esposta al Museo del Louvre a Parigi. Ne esiste una seconda versione (1800-1803) conservata all'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo in cui i due personaggi sono raffigurati in piedi e una terza (1796-1800), sempre esposta al Louvre, in cui la coppia è stante. Delle tre versioni, la prima, cronologicamente parlando, è la più famosa e acclamata dalla critica.

Bernini_Apollo_and_Daphne The story begins with Apollo gloating with pride after just having slain Python. Teasing Aphrodite’s son Eros, Apollo says: “Are arms like these for children to employ?” Eros replies to Apollo that he will conquer him, and does so by shooting two arrows, one, golden and sharp to “make the lover bold,” pierces Apollo’s chest, the other, blunt and tipped with lead, attempts Daphne, and “drives her desire away.”

Marat assassiné, 1793. Jacques-Louis David. Marat was always in the bath, even worked in it. And received visitors while in it. His last visitor was assassin Charlotte Corday on a hot July day in 1793. Madame Tussaud later claimed David worked from the cast she made of Marat's head. KA

North Star - Alphonse Mucha