The Art Room

Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital • Dr. Albert C. Barnes
"Portrait of a Young Woman with a Cat", 1525, by Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, a.k.a. Bachiacca (Italian, 1494-1557)

"Portrait of a Young Woman with a Cat", 1525, by Francesco d'Ubertino Verdi, a.k.a. Bachiacca (Italian, 1494-1557)

Edward IV, Father of Elizabeth of York, maternal grandfather of Henry VIII, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor.

Edward IV, Father of Elizabeth of York, maternal grandfather of Henry VIII, Arthur, Margaret, and Mary Tudor.

A 16th century portrait, possibly of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots; Margaret was the sister of Henry VIII of England.

A 16th century portrait, possibly of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots; Margaret was the sister of Henry VIII of England.

Marie Antoinette's closest friend. Portrait of the Princesse de Lamballe (in a chemise de la reine) | 1788  - Anton Hickel

Marie Antoinette's closest friend. Portrait of the Princesse de Lamballe (in a chemise de la reine) | 1788 - Anton Hickel

Dante Alighieri by Raphael  - The medieval Florentine poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, a graduate of the Sicilian School, is often represented in paintings and sculpture wearing a laurel wreath - Chapter 18

Dante Alighieri by Raphael - The medieval Florentine poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, a graduate of the Sicilian School, is often represented in paintings and sculpture wearing a laurel wreath - Chapter 18

Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco) ~ Portrait of a Warrior with his Equerry, c.1509

Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco) ~ Portrait of a Warrior with his Equerry, c.1509

Andrea del Verrocchio (with Leonardo da Vinci) ~ The Baptism of Christ (detail), 1472-75

Andrea del Verrocchio (with Leonardo da Vinci) ~ The Baptism of Christ (detail), 1472-75

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