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.


  1. Wonderful scenes, wonderfully painted.

  2. Beautiful paintings. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. If you would paint like this today,j your teacher would say, take a photocopy that's quicker ! But as I said already without these painters we wouldn't know how they dressed and lived at that time, except the religious stuff.

  4. It most certainly is wonderful.

  5. @Iris: definitely.

    @Nancy: thanks.

    @Gattina: they were a marvel.

    @Italiafinlandia: I agree.

    @Gemel: I think so.

  6. I love also the color of the wall. Thanks for sharing: De ontvoering van Europa. That is such a nice painting.

  7. Lovely exhibit, the paintings are beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day!!

  8. Meet you at noon in the Temple of Bacchus!

  9. ...this is a fabulous gallery!

  10. They are pieces from a striking era. A good place to be in this heat, too!
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  11. I would never have thought about painting the walls that colour but it really makes the paintings pop. Everything about the space is wonderful.

  12. 'Landscape With A Temple Of Bacchus' is really wonderful.

  13. A beautiful space to house beautiful paintings.

  14. Bien representado el estilo barroco en estos bellos cuadros.
    Feliz fin de semana.

  15. Some very elaborate paintings, the colour of the walls definitely suits the atmosphere

  16. Those red walls set things off very nicely.

  17. Very majestic and divine ~

    (Have been ill will.catch up with comments)

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. @Aritha: you're welcome.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: my kind of place.

    @Roentare: I think so too.

    @Francisco: thanks.

  19. @Tom: yes it is.

    @Jennifer: I agree.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @RedPat: that's the idea.

    @Magiceye: very much so.

    @Jan: I certainly feel that way about it.

  20. @Sharon: it's a great use of the space.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Amy: yes, it does.

    @Joanne: definitely.

    @Jeanie: indeed.

    @Carol: thanks.