Mystery Of Mona Lisa's Smile 'Solved' As Experts Say Da Vinci Used The Same Illusion Years Before
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the Mona Lisa’s smile. Experts from two UK universities said that a new study of another paint...
The top 10 unforgettable faces in art
From Manet's dreamy barmaid to Warhol's multicoloured Marilyn Monroe and ancient Egypt's beauty queen … here are the painted faces you'll never forget.
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
Mona Lisa - Why so Famous
The Mona Lisa is widely considered the greatest portrait of all time. It appears in countless advertisements, has inspired poetry, sculpture, forgeries, and ...
Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa (Monna Lisa or La Gioconda in Italian; La Joconde in French) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, th...
Mystery Of Mona Lisa's Smile 'Solved' As Experts Say Da Vinci Used The Same Illusion Years Before
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the Mona Lisa’s smile. Experts from two UK universities said that a new study of another paint...
Joseph the Carpenter
Joseph the Carpenter is an oil painting by Georges de La Tour created circa 1645. The painting depicts a young Jesus with Saint Joseph, his earthly father. Joseph drills a piece of wood with an auger....
Triptych of the Sedano family
Triptych of the Sedano family is an oil-on-panel triptych altarpiece by the Early Nethlandish painter Gerard David, usually dated between 1490 and 1498, probably c. 1495. It is noted for its innovativ...
Self-portrait (David)
The Self-portrait is a self-portrait painted by the artist Jacques-Louis David in 1794 whilst in prison at the hôtel des fermes for having supported the robespierristes. It was his third and last self...
Man with a Glove
The Man with a Glove is an oil-on-canvas portrait by the Italian Renaissance artist Titian, circa 1520. It is currently housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris. It is signed Ticianus f. on the marble sla...
Village Fête
Village Fête (or in Fr. La Fête villageoise) is an oil-on-canvas by French artist of the Baroque Claude Lorrain (real name Claude Gellée), painted in 1639 and given to Louis XIV in 1693 together with ...
The Entombment of Christ (Titian)
The Entombment of Christ is a circa 1520 painting by Titian, now in the Musée du Louvre.
Barbadori Altarpiece
The Barbadori Altarpiece is a painting by Filippo Lippi, dated to 1438 and housed in the Louvre Museum of Paris.
Gherardo di Bartolomeo Barbadori, who died childless in 1429, left his heritage to ...
Lamentation (Pietà)
Lamentation (Pietà) (also Lamentation Over The Dead Christ) is an oil-on-panel by Early Netherlandish painter Petrus Christus, painted in c. 1444. It is currently held and exhibited at the Louvre in P...
The Women of Algiers
Women of Algiers in their Apartment (French: Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement) is an 1834 oil on canvas painting by Eugène Delacroix. It is located in the Louvre, Paris, France. The painting w...
St. Michael Vanquishing Satan
St. Michael Vanquishing Satan is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael.It is a large-scale and mature version of a subject he had earlier treated in the youthful miniature of St. ...
Portrait of Alof de Wignacourt and his Page (Caravaggio)
Portrait of Alof de Wignacourt with his Page (c. 1607-1608) is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio, in the Louvre of Paris.Alof de Wignacourt joined the Order of the Knights of Saint John (the...
Portrait of Madame Récamier
Portrait of Madame Récamier is an 1800 portrait of the Parisian socialite Juliette Récamier by Jacques-Louis David showing her in the height of Neoclassical fashion, reclining on an Directoire style ...
Portrait of a princess (Pisanello)
Portrait of Princess is a tempera painting on panel attributed to the Italian Late-Gothic master Pisanello. It was probably executed between 1435 and 1449 and is also known as Portrait of a Princess o...
The Turkish Bath
The Turkish Bath (Le Bain Turc) is an 1862 painting by the 82-year-old Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, showing nude women in a harem. Originally rectangular, it was altered to its present tondo form by...
The flood of Saint-Cloud
The flood of Saint-Cloud (French: L'inondation à Saint-Cloud) is an oil painting by French artist Paul Huet, which was first exposed in 1855 at the World Fair in Paris. It is now kept in the Musée...
Unfinished portrait of General Bonaparte
The unfinished portrait of General Bonaparte (also titled Le Général Bonaparte) is an unfinished portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David. He began it in 1798, painting its subject from l...
Death of Sardanapalus
The Death of Sardanapalus (La Mort de Sardanapale) are two paintings oil painting on canvas, dated 1827 by Eugène Delacroix. Its dimensions are 392 × 496 cm or 145 × 195 inches. It currently han...
Marie de' Medici cycle
The Marie de' Medici Cycle is a series of twenty-four paintings by Peter Paul Rubens commissioned by Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France, for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. Rubens received t...
Mademoiselle Rose
Mademoiselle Rose (also Seated Nude) is a painting by French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix, regarded as the leader of the French Romantic school. This nude was painted before 1824, and is currently...
Madonna of Chancellor Rolin
The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin is an oil painting by the Early Netherlandish master Jan van Eyck, dating from around 1435. It is on display in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.The work was commissioned by...
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione is a c. 1514–1515 oil painting attributed to the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. Considered one of the great portraits of the Renaissance, it has an enduri...
The Raft of the Medusa
The Raft of the Medusa (French: ''Le Radeau de la Méduse'') is an oil painting of 1818–1819 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). Completed when the artis...
Maestà (Cimabue)
The Maestà is a painting by the Italian artist Cimabue (c. 1240–1302), painted around 1280 and housed in Musée du Louvre of Paris, France.
It was acquired by the Louvre in 1813, as part of the N...
The Charging Chasseur
The Charging Chasseur, or An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging is an oil painting on canvas of about 1812 by the French painter Théodore Géricault, portraying a mounted Napoleonic cavalry...