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Detail from the fresco Numa Pompilius institutes the cult of the Vestals by Cavalier d'Arpino (1636-1640) CE in the Hall of the Horatii and Curiatti

Detail from the fresco Battle between the Horatii and the Curiatti by Cavalier d'Arpino (1612-1613 CE) Photographed at the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy.

Detail from fresco Battle against the Velenti and the Fedenati by Cavalier d'Arpino 1568-1640 CE Photographed at the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy.

Fresco of a Seated Woman playing a Kithara from the reception hall of the villa of P Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale Italy Late Roman Republican Period 50-40 BCE (4) by mharrsch, via Flickr

Antonio Pollaiuolo - Portrait of a young Lady, detail (1470-75). Italian #fashion was quite different from that of Middle and Northern Europe of the same period. Compare this to the portrait by Memling painted at the same time.

Sandro Bottecilli - (Detail) The Birth of Venus. ((The Birth of Venus is one of the world’s most famous works of art painted between the year,1482 and 1485. Bottecillis' painting has become a landmark of XV century Italian style so rich in meaning and allegorical references. Perfect for the IM/\GiN/\RiUM )) Tempera on canvas. Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy.