Velazquez Paintings: Pope Innocent X

One of the most highly regarded Velazquez paintings, Pope Innocent X is the signature work in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, a private art collection of 650 works by famous painters including Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Velazquez. This comparatively little known museum is a [...]

By |2018-03-23T21:51:58-04:00January 2nd, 2014|Baroque paintings|0 Comments

Caravaggio Paintings at the Villa Borghese

Among the most famous artwork in Rome's Villa Borghese are Caravaggio paintings spanning the career of this brilliant but volatile painter. Caravaggio.  Boy with Basket of Fruit, 1593-94.  Oil on canvas, approximately 27" by 26".  Gallery Borghese, Villa Borghese, Rome. [...]

By |2018-11-21T15:32:16-04:00December 4th, 2013|Baroque paintings|1 Comment

Dutch Painters at the Frick

Johann Vermeer.  Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665.  Oil on canvas, approximately 17 1/2" by 15".  Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague An exhibition showcasing Dutch painters, titled Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis, opens at [...]

By |2018-03-23T22:10:27-04:00October 14th, 2013|Baroque paintings|0 Comments

Vermeer Paintings: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Of the 36 known Vermeer paintings, none is more beloved than Girl with a Pearl Earring. It has inspired a best-selling book, Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring; a 2003 movie starring Scarlett Johansson; countless variations, and the nickname, "The Dutch Mona [...]

By |2018-03-23T22:34:31-04:00June 11th, 2013|Baroque paintings|0 Comments

Caravaggio Paintings: St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy

The fame of Caravaggio paintings is particularly astonishing given the brevity of his life, a mere 38 years (1571-1610).  Equally awe-inspiring are the accomplishments of this pioneer of Baroque paintings: Caravaggio revolutionized contemporary Roman painting by rejecting classicism and portraying ordinary people [...]

By |2018-03-23T22:53:06-04:00May 9th, 2013|Baroque paintings|0 Comments