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‘Pietà’, by van Gogh

Van Gogh [30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890] based his ‘Pietà’ on a lithograph of a painting by Eugène Delacroix.
In fact, it is more a variation on the original work than a copy. From Delacroix, Van Gogh took the theme of the Virgin Mary mourning the dead Christ, as well as the composition. He added his own colour and personal signature.

The painting resulted from an accident. Van Gogh wrote, ‘that lithograph of Delacroix, the Pietà, with other sheets had fallen into some oil and paint and got spoiled. I was sad about it – then in the meantime I occupied myself painting it, and you’ll see it one day.’ The lithograph has survived, complete with stain. Via Van Gogh Museum.

‘Lamentation’, by Fra Bartolomeo

From Fra Bartolomeo [March 28, 1472 – October 6, 1517], Lamentation, 1511-12 – Galleria Palatina, Florence

Deep emotion presented soberly and gracefully is the hallmark of Fra Bartolomeo. The Pietà at the centre evokes pity, while on either side, the grieving evangelist John, the beloved disciple, and Mary Magdalen hold Christ but do not touch him directly.

‘La reina Zenobia ante el emperador Aureliano’, de Tiepolo

De Giambattista Tiepolo [5 Março 1696, Veneza – 27 Março 1770, Madrid],
La reina Zenobia ante el emperador Aureliano, c. 1717.

Episodio de la historia de la reina de Palmira, que formó parte de la decoración de un salón en el Palacio Zenobio de Venecia, con escenas de la vida de la reina, cuyo nombre era el de la familia. Zenobia, reina de Palmira, mantuvo la independencia de su reino y gobernó frente al acoso de Roma entre los años 262 y 272 d. C., cuando fue derrotada y hecha prisionera por el emperador Aureliano. Via Museu do Prado.

‘Figures in a Courtyard behind a House’, by Pieter de Hooch

From Pieter de Hooch [20 Dec 1629 (baptized) – 24 Mar 1684], ‘Figures in a Courtyard behind a House’, c. 1663 – c. 1665.

In his Delft period, De Hooch turned to a new subject, namely brightly lit figures in a back garden. The people depicted in this scene seem somewhat out of place and could just as easily be found in a dimly lit tavern. Seduction is in the air. The galant (or suitor) casts a flirtatious glance at the girl squeezing the juice of a lemon into her glass.

Pieter de Hooch [1629 -1684] – Figures in a Courtyard behind a House, c. 1663 – c. 1665.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

‘Mujer sentada’, de Juan Gris

Juan Gris [23 Mar 1887 – 11 Mai 1927]

Mujer sentada, 1917


‘Bergère nue couchée’, de Berthe Morisot

De Berthe Morisot [Jan 14, 1841 – Mar 2, 1895], ‘Bergère nue couchée’ de 1891.

Berthe Morisot – ‘Pastora desnuda tumbada’, 1891
Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza en depósito en el Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

‘Passeio à Beira-Mar’, de Joaquín Sorolla

O pintor valenciano Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida [27 Fevereiro 1863 – 10 Agosto 1923], considerado um mestre da luz intensa, teve dedicada à sua obra uma grande exposição antológica no Museu do Prado em 2009. Entre Outubro 2012 e Janeiro 2013 esteve representado na Exposição “As Idades do Mar” na Gulbenkian com a obra Figura de Branco. Mais recentemente, entre Outubro 2018 e Março 2019, o Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga organizou, em parceria com o Museu Sorolla, a Exposição Terra Adentro.

“Paseo a la orillas del mar”, 1909 – Museo Sorolla | Zoom na Google Arts & Culture.


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