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The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback

* Artist: Diego Velázquez
* Medium: oil on canvas (3.13 x 2.39m)
* Year: 1634
 
 

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author: Jonathan Brown,Carmen Garrido
asin: 0300101244
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asin: 0847828123

The Surrender of Breda

* Artist: Diego Velázquez
* Medium: oil on canvas (3.07 x 3.67m)
* Year: circa 1635
 
 

Recommended reading

cover of Velazquez: The Technique of GeniusVelazquez: The Technique of Genius
author: Jonathan Brown,Carmen Garrido
asin: 0300101244
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asin: 0847828123

The Garden of Earthly Delights

* Artist: Hieronymus Bosch
* Medium: triptych with shutters; oil on panel
* Year: 1504
 
 

The Garden of Earthly Delights is a large triptych named for the garden depicted in its central panel. According to one commentator, the triptych represents the history of the world and the development of Christian notions of sin. This history begins on the outside shutters with the creation story, followed by Adam and Eve (left panel) to the present day of sinful conduct (centre panel), forwards to a fiery vision of future damnation (right panel).  Read more »

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author: Larry Silver
asin: 0789209012

De Staalmeesters

* Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1662
 
 

The Syndics of the Clothmaker’s Guild, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The Anatomy Lecture of Dr Nicolaes Tulp

* Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1632
 
 

Self-Portrait

* Artist: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1629
 
 

I viewed this work at De Mauritshuis, The Hague, June 2007.

Der Kuss

* Artist: Gustav Klimt
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1907–1908
 
 

Adele Bloch-Bauer I

* Artist: Gustav Klimt
* Medium: oil and gold on canvas
* Year: 1907
 
 

Self-Portrait at 26

* Artist: Albrecht Dürer
* Medium: oil on panel
* Year: 1498
 
 

I saw this in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, January 2007.

Christ Among the Doctors

* Artist: Albrecht Dürer
* Medium: oil on panel
* Year: 1506
 
 
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