Baroque

Guercino: Aurora

Aurora: Guercino

Aurora is a 1621 mythological fresco painting by Italian Baroque artist Guercino. Aurora Analysis: Guercino, also known as Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, painted Aurora on the ceiling of the Villa Aurora, a historical building in Rione Ludovisi in Rome, Italy. It was painted in 1621 for art connoisseur Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Pope Gregory …

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Diego Velazquez: La Infanta Margarita

Infanta Margareta Teresa in a White and Silver Dress: Diego Velazquez

Infanta Margareta Teresa in a White and Silver Dress is a portrait by Spanish Baroque artist Diego Velazquez. Analysis of Infanta Margareta Teresa in a White and Silver Dress Infanta Margareta Teresa in a White and Silver Dress is one of five Diego Velazquez royal commissions that depict Margaret Theresa of Spain, the most famous …

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Anthony van Dyck: Portrait of Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart

Anthony van Dyck: Portrait of Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart

Portrait of Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart is a 1638 double-portrait painting by Flemish Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck. Analysis of Portrait of Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart Just as the background and architectural features are non-descript and plain here, the costumes of the two young sons of the Duke of Lennox are …

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Claude Lorrain: Landscape with Apollo Guarding the Herds of Admetus and Mercury Stealing them

Landscape with Apollo Guarding the Herds of Admetus and Mercury Stealing them: Claude Lorrain

In Landscape with Apollo Guarding the Herds of Admetus and Mercury stealing them of 1645, French Baroque painter Claude Lorrain depicts the Greek god Apollo in his guise as the god of music and herds being deceived by Mercury the messenger of the gods in his own guise as the god of thieves and trickery. …

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Anthony Van Dyck: Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton

Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton: Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony Van Dyck was a Flemish painter who worked extensively in Italy and England. This is a portrait of the French Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton who married Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton. They had two daughters together in their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Rachel Wriothesley and Rachel de Ruvigny died …

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