[German Realist Painter, 1851-1917]
Pair of Centaurs at a Waterfall
oil on canvas
Height: 61.5 cm (24.21 in.), Width: 50 cm (19.69 in.)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Munich
William Bouguereau - Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros [c.1880]
A young nude woman sits with her arms outstretched, pushing away a winged boy. He is Cupid, the god of love, holding up an arrow to pierce her. The title suggests that the young woman is trying to defend herself, yet she smiles and struggles unconvincingly against the mischievous little god.
Visitors to the Paris exhibitions of the 1870s and 1880s loved Adolphe Bougereau’s paintings. The Getty Museum’s painting repeats a larger composition that Bougereau made for the Paris Salon in 1880; a viewer probably saw the larger version there and requested a smaller one for private viewing.
Bougereau placed his mythological fantasy in an idyllic, Arcadia-like landscape. In fact, he made this composition in his studio, copying the landscape from the neighbouring French countryside and using one of his favourite models.
[Oil on canvas, 31.25 x 21.625 inches]
"Cublai, gran Kham dei Tartari: D'un insultante orgoglio (Alzima)"
Arie di bravura
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
Olesia Novikova in Giselle.
Photo (c) Mark Olich.
Panegyric in honour of King Robert of Anjou
Manuscript (Banco Rari 38)
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence
"Vivaldi: Concerto In B Minor For Strings, RV 168 - 1. Allegro"
Andrea Marcon: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concertos & Sinfonias For Strings