Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Biblical Perspectives

 We begin today with Head Of An Old Woman, by Peter Paul Rubens, dating circa 1615.

Another work by Rubens is a dramatic one: The Entombment, done circa 1612-14

I glanced down from the balcony to the reflecting pool below and took this shot.

This is from the workshop of Rubens, and reflects the Biblical theme in this particular area. Christ dates to around 1612.

Here we have a painting by Rembrandt. The Tribute Money is an oil painting dating to1629.

I finish today with another Rembrandt. A Jewish Heroine From The Hebrew Bible dates back to 1632-33.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Church And Watermills

Carrying on, here we have Mary Magdalen, by Domenico Puligo, circa 1520-25.

Portrait Of A Man With A Felt Hat is by Lorenzo Lotto, and is thought to date to 1541.

Pierantonio Bandini is the title of this portrait by Agnolo Bronzino, dating to 1550-55

Dutch artist Emanuel De Witte painted A Sermon In The Old Church In Delft around 1650.

Here we have The Annunciation Of The Virgin's Death, by Paulus Bor, dating to 1635-40.

I finish today with this landscape by Meindert Hobbema, dating to around 1670. Landscape With Two Watermills looks devoid of activity, but as a docent pointed out to me once, when you start really looking at it, there are people everywhere.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Woman Of Samaria

 One last painting today from the Baroque Room. This is Christ And The Woman Of Samaria, by Guercino, dating to 1647.

Emerging back into the main path of the galleries, I took in this one. Giovan Antonio Caravaggi is a portrait by Giovanni Cariani, dating circa 1520-30.

Daniele Barbaro is the title of this 1545 portrait by Titian.

Alessandro Vittoria created this terracotta sculpture between 1570-76. It is titled Giulio Contarini.

Portrait Of A Young Lady is the title of this painting by Bartolomeo Veneto, done circa 1520-30.

Francisco Salviati painted The Virgin And Child With An Angel, circa 1535-39.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Return Of The Prodigal Son

Continuing on where I left off yesterday. The Departure Of Abraham For Canaan is by Jacopo Bassano and his workshop, dating around 1570.

A remarkable bust by one of the greatest sculptors of all time. Bernini carved Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII around 1632.

Next to it is another dramatic painting. Bartolome Esteban Murillo painted Abraham And The Three Angels, circa 1670-74.

And beside that, another bust. Pierre Puget created Bust Of A King, circa 1663-68

A look across the space from here, with paintings and the bust of a nobleman. The paintings have as their subject Lot and his daughters, the crucifixion of St. Andrew, and the arrest of Christ.

A deeply affecting canvas. The Return Of The Prodigal Son is by Salvator Rosa, dating circa 1655-65, depicting the New Testament parable.

For today I finish with this. Eve Tempting Adam dates to some point between 1655-98, by the artist Johann Carl Loth.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Majesty In The Baroque Room

The Baroque Room is a wonder to be inside.

I wanted some closer looks. Here we have Landscape With A Temple Of Bacchus, a 1644 painting by Claude Lorraine.

Mythology also provides the basis for this dramatic work. Ulysses Discovering Astyanax Hidden In Hector's Tomb dates circa 1654-56, and is by Sebastien Bourdon, depicting the end of the Trojan War.

More mythology: The Abduction of Europa dates to circa 1636, and is by Guido Reni. 

At the heart of this end of the room are two works. At top is Fragment Of The Petrobelli Altarpiece: The Dead Christ With Angels, by Veronese, circa 1563. Veronese and his workshop painted The Rest On The Flight Into Egypt in 1572.

Another Veronese, dating circa 1565-70. This is The Repentant Magdelen.