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Anguissola, Three Sisters Playing Chess and Phillip II of Spain

Beckmann, Departure; Self-Portrait in Tuxedo; Sinking of Titanic

Bingham, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri

BonheurPlowing in the Nivernais

Bonheur, The Horse Fair

Botticelli Primavera

Caravaggio, Fashion and Art History

CaravaggioConversion of St. Paul

Caravaggio, Young, Sick Bacchus and Basket of Fruit

Caravaggio, Cardsharps and Fortune Teller

Caravaggio, St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy

Caravaggio, Taking of Christ (Kiss of Judas)

Caravaggio Paintings at the Villa Borghese

Cave Paintings

Cezanne, Bathers

Cezanne, Card Players

Cezanne, Most Famous Paintings 

Copley, Paul Revere

David, Death of Marat 

David, Death of Socrates

David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps

de Kooning, Retrospective at MoMA (Part I)

de Kooning,Excavation and Painting, 1948 

de KooningWoman I

Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People  

Diebenkorn, The Ocean Park Series

Duncanson, Robert Seldon.  Art History Welcomes Duncanson 

Durer, The Four Apostles

El Greco, Burial of Count Orgaz

FontanaPortrait of a Noblewoman

Frankenthaler, Color Field Painting and Mountains and Sea

Gainsborough, The Blue Boy

Gentileschi, Artemisia.  Judith Beheading Holofernes

Gentileschi, Artemisia.  Self-Portrait as an Allegory of Painting 

Ghent Altarpiece.  

Ghent Altarpiece via zoom

GiorgioneThree Philosophers 

Goya, Family of Charles IV

Goya, The Third of May 1808 

Goya, Duchess of Alba; Saturn Devouring his Son; Two Old Men; Half-Submerged Dog; Black Paintings

Grunewald, Isenheim Altarpiece

Hals, Banquet of the Officers of the St. George Civic Guard

Hals, The Laughing Cavalier

Hals, Regents of St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Hopper, Nighthawks

Ingres, Grande Odalisque and Portrait of Madame Moissetier

Isenheim Altarpiece

Kahlo, Renowned Frida Kahlo Paintings.  

Angelica Kauffmann.  Self-Portrait Torn Between Music and Painting and David Garrick.  

Klimt, The Kiss and Adele Bloch-Bauer

Leonardo, Painter at the Court of Milan, National Gallery, London 

Leonardo, La Bella Principessa 

Leonardo, New Mona Lisa

Leonardo, Benois Madonna and Madonna Litta 

Leonardo, Savior of the World(Salvator Mundi) 

Leonardo, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

Leyster, Famous Female Painters 

ManetA Bar at the Folies-Bergere

Manet, Luncheon in the Studio

Manet, The Old Musician

Manet, Street Singer

MantegnaDead Christ

Matisse Paintings, In Search of True Painting

Matisse, The DanceThe Music

Matisse, The Cone Collection

Matisse, The Red Studio

Matisse, The Yellow Dress

Michelangelo, Crucifixion with the Madonna

Michelangelo, Famous Paintings

Michelangelo, La Pieta with Two Angels (latest attribution?)

Michelangelo, St. John the Baptist Bearing Witness

Modersohn-Becker, Famous Female Painters

Monet, Waterlilies

Morisot, Famous Paintings

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Munch, The Scream

O'Keeffe, Jack in the Pulpit

Picasso, Girl Before a Mirror

Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein

Picasso, Las Meninas

Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ

Poussin, Assumption of the Virgin

Raphael, Sistine Madonna

Rembrandt, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer 

Rembrandt, Night Watch

Rembrandt paintings at Frick Show

Rembrandt, Self-Portrait at an Early AgeJeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, The Jewish Bride

Rembrandt, The Syndics of the Amsterdam Drapers' Guild

Rubens, Venus and Adonis

Sanchez Cotan, Spanish Still-life

Sargent, El Jaleo

Sargent, Madame X

Steen, The Christening Feast 

Steen paintings at Frick Show

Tanner, The Banjo Lesson and The Thankful Poor

Titian, Assumption of the Virgin

Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian, Man with a Glove

Titian, Nymph and Shepherd, Allegory of Prudence, Jacopa Strada, St. Jerome, Slaying of Marysas

Titian, Rape of Europa

Turner, J. M. W, The Fighting Temeraire

Uccello, Battle of San Romano

van der Weyden, St. Luke Drawing the Virgin

Velazquez, Pope Innocent X

Vincent van Gogh paintings up to 1889

Vincent van Gogh paintings, 1888-1890

van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait

van Eyck, Adoration of the Lamb

van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece

van Gogh, The Potato Eaters

van GoghMemory of Garden at Etten; Tatched Cottages; White House

van Gogh,  Portrait of Madam Trabuc; Morning: Going Out

van Gogh, Starry Night

Velazquez, Juan de Pareja

Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Vermeer, Saint Praxedis

Vermeer, The Kitchen Maid

Vermeer, The Allegory of Painting

VermeerGirl with the Red Hat

Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans

Warhol, Marilyn Diptych and Gold Marilyn 

Warhol, Mao 

Anders Zorn

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National Gallery (London): with 2300 famous paintings alone in its European painting section, discover highlights to see!  Art Paintings to See at the National Gallery.

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Rosa Bonheur.  Plowing in the Nivernais.  Horse Fair.

Lavinia Fontana. Portrait of a Noblewoman.

Helen Frankenthaler. Color Field Painting and Mountains and Sea. 

Artemisia Gentileschi.  Judith Beheading Holofernes.  Self-Portrait as an Allegory of Painting.

Frida Kahlo.  Frida and Diego Rivera.  The Two Fridas.  The Love Embrace of the Universe. 

Angelica Kauffmann.  Self-Portrait Torn Between Music and Painting.  David Garrick.

Judith Leyster.  Self-Portrait.  The Proposition. 

Paula Modersohn-Becker. Self-Portrait with an Amber Necklace. Still Life with Goldfish. 

Berthe Morisot.  Refuge in Normandy.  The Cradle. 

Georgia O'Keeffe. Jack in the Pulpit Series. 

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Authenticated

  
  
  

An art history blog post from Famous Paintings Reviewed.

A Leonardo da Vinci painting believed lost or destroyed has been authenticated, rocking the art history world (and all Leonardo fans worldwide).

Titled Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), this panel painting will be publicly displayed for the first time in the forthcoming exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at the National Gallery in London (11/9/2011 to 2/5/2012). Between to have been painted between the late 1490s to early 1500s, the Salvator Mundi is believed to be worth $200 million - although its owners emphasize it is not for sale.

leonardo salvator mundiArt historians have known about the existence of Salvator Mundi from two preparatory drawings by Leonardo, numerous copies made by students, and a 1650 etching by the Bohemian etcher, Wenceslaus Hollar; its location, however, has been uncertain until recently.

Salvator Mundi appears in 1649 in the royal art collection of Charles I and was sold by the royals in 1763, at which point it disappeared until 1900.  Sir Frederick Cook then purchased this Leonardo painting; his heirs sold Salvator Mundi for a mere 45 pounds sterling because it was damaged and its authorship forgotten.  In 2005 the Leonardo painting was brought to a New York art historian, Robert Simon, and exhaustive authentication began.

Key factors in authenticating this as one of the remaining Leonardo da Vinci paintings were:

  • the resemblance to Leonardo's preparatory sketches and Hollar's etching;

  • the stylistic similarities with other Leonardo paintings;

  • the stellar quality; and

  • existence of pentimenti

This brings to fifteen the number of fully authenticated Leonardo da Vinci paintings (the last attribution occurred in 1909 with the Benois Madonna now at the Hermitage Museum).  The upcoming Leonardo art exhibition, which will focus on the late 1480s - 1490s when he was court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza, will leonardo madonna litta also include La Belle Ferroniere, the Hermitage's Madonna Litta, and the unfinished St. Jerome in the Wilderness

Leonardo da Vinci.  Madonna and Child (Madonna Litta), 1490s.  Tempera on canvas, approximately 16" by 13". Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

This will be the most exhaustive display of Leonardo paintings ever shown.  Ever! If you're lucky enough to be in London this fall or winter, tickets are currently on sale for Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.  Run, don't walk





Comments

I've commented (negatively) quite a bit on some recent Michelangelo discoveries, and the La Bella Principessa too, but I really like this one. I know the owner (my disclaimer) but I was instantly struck by this one. The panel before restoration was horrid -- not closely Da Vinci-esque. But that was clearly centuries of overpaint. Once cleaned, it is clearly his work. The curls were the first giveaway. His best students, Boltroffino, Giampietrino, and Luini, were talented but lacked subtlety. I believe this one is the real deal. I look forward to the exhibit in London, and perhaps the US someday.
Posted @ Monday, July 11, 2011 11:11 PM by Lowell
Lowell, 
 
How fortunate you are to have seen this!  
 
I concur that the rash of alleged Leonardo paintings and drawings feels a bit like "discovery du jour"... but the authentication process, from all I've read, seems to have been exhaustive with Salvator Mundi. 
 
If you get to the Leonardo exhibition in London, please send an update! 
 
Susan Benford
Posted @ Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:35 AM by Susan Benford
I have not seen this in person. You may find copies of the painting before cleaning on a number of other sites. 
 
You should also post the news of the new Oxford Michelangelo. That one is interesting too. As with all internet images, it is impossible to judge without seeing it in person. But the modeling is farmore Michelangelo-esq than the very flat and hulkish Pieta announced a few months ago. It could still be by Clovio or Venusti, to name a few, but it is worth debating as the genuine article.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:08 AM by Lowell
Thanks for the clarification that you've not seen Salvator Mundi. 
 
Between the Oxford Michelangelo and the newly attributed Caravaggio painting of St. Augustine, I'l be busy writing and researching! 
 
Susan
Posted @ Tuesday, July 12, 2011 4:06 PM by Susan Benford
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