• The Calling of St Matthew

    The Calling of St Matthew
    This piece depicts a dark pub with a gathering of people dressed in clothing of that period confronting Christ, his right arm pointing toward St. Matthew. This painting was made with oil on a canvas. Caravaggio made three paintings due to a commission to show the pivotal periods in St. Matthew's life.
  • David and Goliath

    David and Goliath
    David and Goliath is a seventeenth-century painting by Artemisia Gentileschi depicting the two characters. It is maintained by a private collection in the United Kingdom. The painting is an oil on canvas.
  • The Four Continents

    The Four Continents
    Peter Paul Rubens' painting called "The Four Continents" is an oil on canvas artwork that portrays the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. This painting, alternatively known as "The Four Rivers of Paradise" or "The Four Corners of the World," showcases these continents as stunning female figures, depicted alongside male personifications of their major rivers.
  • Old Woman Frying Eggs

    Old Woman Frying Eggs
    An oil painting on canvas titled "Old Woman Frying Eggs" was created by Diego Velázquez during his time in Seville. The artwork captures the scene of an old lady chef, seated by a charcoal fire, skillfully cooking eggs in a small clay bowl with a young boy looking over at her.
  • Madonna on Floral Wreath

    Madonna on Floral Wreath
    The theme of this artwork is a picture within a picture, featuring cherubs and a floral arrangement surrounding a central image with significant religious symbolism. The painter, Peter Paul Rubens, skillfully used an illusionist style to make it seem like the depicted elements were present in the artwork. This masterpiece is an oil painting on canvas.
  • Judith Slaying Holofernes

    Judith Slaying Holofernes
    Artemisia Gentileschi, a prominent Italian painter, executed the captivating piece titled "Judith Slaying Holofernes." This artwork portrays the dramatic moment when Judith, portrayed as strong and unwavering, carries out the act of killing Holofernes. Through Artemisia Gentileschi's brushwork, the artist shows a shocking scene as the sword is driven into Holofernes' neck, while the drunken and overweight general lies on the bed with his head gripped by his hair. This is an oil on canvas.
  • Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes

    Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes
    Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi depicts the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes through a series of four paintings, one of which is the renowned artwork titled "Judith and Her Maidservant." This captivating portrayal by Gentileschi captures a pivotal moment in the tale. The painting showcases Judith and her maidservant, both casting wary glances over their shoulders, diligently ensuring that General Holofernes' severed head remains concealed from sight. This is a oil on canvas.
  • The Triumph of Bacchus

    The Triumph of Bacchus
    The artwork known as "The Triumph of Bacchus," alternatively called "The Drinkers" or translated to "Los Borrachos," was painted by Diego Velázquez and is currently exhibited at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Commissioned by Philip IV, Velázquez skillfully created this oil on canvas masterpiece, depicting Bacchus accompanied by eight intoxicated individuals.
  • Gypsy Girl

    Gypsy Girl
    The Gypsy Girl, an oil-on-wood masterpiece by Frans Hals, is a captivating tronie study that focuses on both the subject's facial expression and her revealing costume. Hals' distinct artistic technique is evident in this painting, as he used loose and rough brush strokes throughout. While renowned for his expressive brushwork, Hals applied an even more liberal approach to this particular artwork compared to his other creations.
  • The Raising of Lazarus

    The Raising of Lazarus
    Rembrandt's depiction of "The Raising of Lazarus" exemplifies yet another iconic Baroque painting, showcasing the crucial moment Jesus breathes life back into Lazarus. The artist masterfully captures the scene's interplay between light and darkness, effectively emphasizing its contrasting elements. Rembrandt skillfully portrays the emotions of sadness and fear on the faces of the characters, imbuing the artwork with remarkable emotional depth.
  • Judgement of Paris

    Judgement of Paris
    "The Judgement of Paris" encompasses multiple remarkable paintings illustrating the famous mythological scene, all created by Peter Paul Rubens. Among these renditions, the 1636 version notably portrays Cupid positioned towards the far left, while Alecto ominously looms above the goddesses. These captivating artworks, created with oil on canvas, serve as a captivating visual narrative of this timeless tale.
  • Magdalene with the Smoking Flame

    Magdalene with the Smoking Flame
    "Magdalene with the Smoking Flame" is a painting by Georges de La Tour, showcasing his understanding of oil-on-canvas techniques. In this painting of Mary Magdalene, the darkness envelops her body, while her face is softly illuminated by the candle. A solemn atmosphere pervades the scene as she kneels before a skull, inviting contemplation on mortality. Adjacent to her, a table holds books and a glass of oil with a floating lit candle wick.
  • The Young Beggar

    The Young Beggar
    "The Young Beggar," a genre painting by Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, presents a poignant scene of everyday life. Sometimes referred to as "The Lice-Ridden Boy" because of the central figure ridding himself of pests, this artwork stands as Murillo's earliest known portrayal of a street urchin. With oil on canvas, Murillo captures the raw reality of poverty and resilience.
  • Las Meninas

    Las Meninas
    Diego Velazquez's oil on canvas painting is thought to portray a room within the Royal Alcazar of Madrid during the reign of King Philip IV of Spain. The artwork showcases various figures, most of whom can be recognized as members of the Spanish court, frozen in time as if captured in a snapshot. Some of the characters gaze beyond the canvas, engaging with the viewer, while others interact with one another.
  • The Milkmaid

    The Milkmaid
    Johannes Vermeer's oil-on-canvas painting, often referred to as "The Milkmaid" or "The Kitchen Maid," captures the essence of a diligent milkmaid engrossed in her work. With focused determination, she pours milk from a jug, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. The composition, characterized by the flow of milk into the bowl, exudes a sense of tranquility.
  • Girl with a Pearl Earing

    Girl with a Pearl Earing
    The renowned painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" was created by Johannes Vermeer, a famous painter from the Dutch Golden Age. This masterpiece is widely regarded as Vermeer's most acclaimed work. Although not a traditional portrait, "Girl with a Pearl Earring" belongs to the category of "tronie" paintings, which portray imaginary figures.
  • The Allegory of Painting

    The Allegory of Painting
    Johannes Vermeer's oil on canvas painting, known as "The Art of Painting" or "The Allegory of Painting," showcases his skill in the art form. In this painting, Vermeer uses the painting itself as a means to demonstrate his skills. The painter, with his back, turned towards the viewer, his position at the easel, fully immersed in his work. The subject of his work is a half-length portrait of a girl, positioned by the window, capturing a moment in time as the painting unfolds.
  • Saul and The Witch of Endor

    Saul and The Witch of Endor
    In Salvator Rosa's oil-on-canvas artwork, he skillfully presents the central figures of a narrative. The lower left corner is occupied by a figure clad in armor, depicting Saul, while the standing figure represents the ethereal presence of Samuel's spirit. This painting's subject derives from a captivating tale originating in the Old Testament's First Book of Samuel.
  • Apotheosis of Saint Ignatius

    Apotheosis of Saint Ignatius
    Andrea Pozzo, a lay brother of the Jesuit order, crafted "The Apotheosis of St. Ignatius" specifically to embellish the dome, apse, and ceiling of the magnificent Sant' Ignazio, a Jesuit church in Rome. One notable aspect of Pozzo's artistic vision is how he transformed the nave ceiling to create an illusionary cupola, seemingly open to the heavens above, filled with ethereal figures gracefully ascending.
  • La Menasseuse

    La Menasseuse
    Hyacinthe Rigaud's masterpiece, "La Menasseuse," showcases his exceptional talent on canvas. This enigmatic and captivating painting exudes a potent mix of mystery, drama, and sensuality. Rigaud's innovative use of low-key lighting and attention to costume details in this artwork. The figure depicted in the painting is adorned in a dress that possesses a subtly revealing nature, accentuated by an off-shoulder design.