Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian artist famous for his hundreds of etchings of Rome. A Roman through and through (he was born and died in Rome), Piranesi captured the beauty and decay of ancient Rome in the century.
The Art of Painting, also known as The Allegory of Painting, or Painter in his Studio, is a oil on canvas painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is owned by the Austrian Republic and is on display in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). circa oil on canvas, is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the