Monthly Archives: September 2015

Niccolo del’Abbate, (1509 or 1512 – 1571), Aeneas Descending into Lake Avernus

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Marie Lavie, Ilôts au soir / Au loin, Icarios, 2007

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Niccolo del’Abbate, (1509 or 1512 – 1571), The continence of Scipion (detail)

Italian Mannerist painter and fresco artist who introduced Flemish mythology to French art. Decorated the Château de Fontainebleau.

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Master of the Aeneid (active circa 1530-1535) French, Limoges, circa 1530, Book VIII of the Aeneid

I came across this, sold by the 12th Duke of Northumberland on Sotheby’s. It was located in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, from 1908 to 2014. With the decline of some of these great estates in Europe, you have to wonder who the … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Open

Source: Eyes Wide Open

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Goya, Witches’ Flight, 1798

I found this painting terrifying and far more eerie than other paintings I’ve seen on similar subjects, and then when I read the analysis I understood why: This painting on the surface reveals witches sucking the blood of a victim but … Continue reading

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Frederick Leighton, Flaming June (1895; Museo de Arte de Ponce).

Seen this often but did not know the painter. One of the better pre-Raphaelites.

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Viktor Vasnetsov, (1848-1926, Russia), Birds of Joy and Sorrow

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Viktor Vasnetsov, (Russia) Three Queens, 1884

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Tintoretto, Allegory of Happiness, 1564

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