July 25, 2014


Rosso Fiorentino, Allegoria Macabra, 1520.

Rosso Fiorentino, Allegoria Macabra, 1520.

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May 3, 2014


Jeppe Hein, Follow Me, Bristol, 2009.

Jeppe Hein, Follow Me, Bristol, 2009.

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Alex Kanevsky, Painting for Velazquez, 2010.

Alex Kanevsky, Painting for Velazquez, 2010.

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April 10, 2014


Dorothy Wilding, The Bat, 1927.

Dorothy Wilding, The Bat, 1927.

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Part of Les Diableries stereoscopic series, Paris, early XX cent.

Part of Les Diableries stereoscopic series, Paris, early XX cent.

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March 16, 2014


Unknown (Scuola Lombarda), Gufo insegna ai gatti come catturare i topi, XVIII Century.

Unknown (Scuola Lombarda), Gufo insegna ai gatti come catturare i topi, XVIII Century.

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March 9, 2014


Giuseppe Biagi, La camicia, 1982.

Giuseppe Biagi, La camicia, 1982.

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March 4, 2014


Simone Martini, Salvataggio di un bambino caduto da un balcone, 1328.

Simone Martini, Salvataggio di un bambino caduto da un balcone, 1328.

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February 27, 2014


deadpaint:

Fernand Khnopff, A deserted town

deadpaint:

Fernand Khnopff, A deserted town

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February 23, 2014


Justin Mortimer, Section, 2010.

Justin Mortimer, Section, 2010.

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February 2, 2014


Francis Bacon, Self Portrait with Injured Eye, 1972.

Francis Bacon, Self Portrait with Injured Eye, 1972.

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January 17, 2014


Domenico Ghirlandaio, St. Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling Donor, 1473.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, St. Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling Donor, 1473.

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January 13, 2014


John Singer Sargent, Statue of Perseus by Night, 1902.

John Singer Sargent, Statue of Perseus by Night, 1902.

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January 12, 2014


Gabriel Rollenhagen, Hodie Mihi - Cras Tibi, Nucleus emblematum selectissimorum, 1613.

Gabriel Rollenhagen, Hodie Mihi - Cras Tibi, Nucleus emblematum selectissimorum, 1613.

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Hendrik Goltzius, Vanitas - allegory of transience; a reclining putto blowing bubbles and leaning on a skull, 1594.

Hendrik Goltzius, Vanitas - allegory of transience; a reclining putto blowing bubbles and leaning on a skull, 1594.

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