Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Master Works

This bust appeared in yesterday's post. Pierre Pugot sculpted this marble at some point between 1663-68. Bust Of A King doesn't identify the subject, but it has a commanding presence.

Elsewhere in the Baroque Room is this large painting. Guercino, aka Giovanni Francesco Barbeiri, painted Christ And The Woman Of Samaria in 1647, depicting a New Testament meeting at a well. 

Moving on, this caught my eye. Francesco Salvati painted The Virgin And Child With An Angel between 1535-39.

Here we have a work by Rembrandt van Rijn. Heroine From The Old Testament was painted in 1632-33, and depicts an unnamed woman of the Bible. The sitter may have been his soon to be wife.

This view of the fountain courtyard is taken from above.

Bernardo Bellotto painted The Arsenal, Venice around 1743.

Francesco Guardi gave us this painting, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice between 1780-85.

And for today I finish with this painting. Young Woman With A Fan is by Pietro Rotari, painted between 1754-56.


  1. An amazing sculpture this is!
    Oh, I really want such a courtyard, too! It even looks better from high up.

  2. Thanks to these artists we know today how people were dressed and how they lived, they were the photographers of the time !

  3. Barbieri painting, the textures are fascinating. The vase looks as if the smooth surface is real. The clothing in the other artwork has luxurious detail.

  4. That fountain view is palate cleansing after deep focusing on all of the antique art. Lovely tour, today!


  5. You are showing a number of beautiful paintings here again.

  6. The Renaissance clothing in the religious paintings amuses me.

  7. I’ve always been partial to Rembrandt.

  8. Hello, beautiful artwork. I like the courtyard and fountain. Wishing you a happy day!

  9. ...I love the art, but the fountain courtyard is a wonderful modern touch.

  10. A very nice stroll through the museum. Thanks for sharing the lovely paintings.

  11. @Italiafinlandia: very much so.

    @Iris: it does indeed.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Laurie: I think so too.

    @Gattina: that's quite true.

    @Maywyn: definitely.

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Anvilcloud: me too.

    @Marie: I have as well.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: indeed!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

  12. Great tour of museum, art and fountain courtyard from above! I'm wondering how many viewers see the western European subjects of paintings that supposedly are Biblical and realize the anachronism from the Middle Eastern peoples being depicted.

  13. The Baroque Room has some beautiful artworks William, the white marble bust is beautifully sculpted ✨

  14. You gave us a good look at another style of art.

  15. I just wondered if maybe that last painting was some kind of comment on today's weather. :-)

  16. Quite an impressive collection, William.

  17. Beautiful fountain view. And I like the young woman with a fan.

  18. The paintings are beautiful. I like the fountain courtyard, it's a wonderful spot.

  19. The bust and paintings are stunning. Every detail is captured so well!

  20. oh i thought it was a pool. what a different kind of fountain. i wonder why it is just settled, not jumping or spraying or suchness like that? ( ;

  21. William - the Salvati painting really struck me - the Mary in it is very young-looking compared to most depictions that you see. Belated Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

  22. These paintings are quite wonderful … oh, to walk around the museum in person!
    But I have enjoyed your photographs, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  23. Many beautiful paintings. Such a lot of talent on display!!

  24. @Barbara: good point.

    @Grace: most definitely.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Red: thanks!

    @Revrunner: not here!

    @Jeanie: that it is.

    @Catalyst: so do I.

    @Bill: it certainly is.

    @Alexandria: I agree.

    @Beth: it shimmers, to be exact.

    @Angie: I can see that.

    @Janey: so do I.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Happyone: definitely.

  25. The king has an impressive sword hilt.

  26. Beautiful selection of paintings in the post.

  27. Belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you, William. The paintings in this post and the last one were quite beautiful to say the least.

  28. I like the bust. It's surprising that the subject is unknown.