Allegory of Painting
THE ALLEGORY OF PAINTING BY VERMEER: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS
Do you know The Allegory of Painting by Vermeer ? The artist never parted with this work and his wife didn’t succeed in keeping it with her.
The reasons are not clear, but it’s possible to formulate some hypotheses and hold this painting as a heirloom.
I had the chance to admire this painting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, many years ago.
I’ve already written a post about Vermeer’s works containing also this painting today I want to examine in depth.
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VERMEER’S WORKS: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Vermeer’s works to see to know the exponent of a painting based on the depiction of scenes of ordinary life.
Only very few works by Johannes Vermeer have survived.
It’s said that they are only 36 and most depict domestic interiors with people doing ordinary activities.
In this post you’ll find the most important works by Vermeer, useful information about where you can admire them and some curious facts about the life of the Dutch artist.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1596-1597
Oil on canvas, 135,5 x 166,5 cm -Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome
REST ON THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT BY CARAVAGGIO
When was the painting Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Caravaggio made and who commissioned it?
It’s certainly one of my favourite works by Michelangelo Merisi and I think that you should admire it at least once in your lifetime, because it’s one of the greatest art masterpieces.
In this post you’ll find the description and some curious facts about Caravaggio’s painting.
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Raphael, The Marriage of the Virgin
THE MARRIAGE OF THE VIRGIN BY RAPHAEL: ANALYSIS AND MEANING
What is the meaning of The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael and why is it important to know it?
This painting marks the final part of Raphael’s early period and the beginning of his artistic maturity.
Here is what you need to know
Analysis and meaning of The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael
Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait
THE ARNOLFINI PORTRAIT: CURIOUS FACTS, DESCRIPTION AND WHERE TO ADMIRE THE PAINTING
What story and what mysteries are hidden in the Arnolfini Portrait?
It’s one of Jan van Eyck’s masterpieces, and it’s certainly one of my favourite, because it’s extremely complex and full of symbolic meanings.
I might spend hours looking at it!
In this post you’ll find the description and curious facts about the painting and all usuful information to admire it in person, in the museum housing it.
The Arnolfini Portrait