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Massimo Stanzione (1585-1656) | Baroque painter



Massimo Stanzione was an Italian Baroque painter, mainly active in Naples, where he and his rival Jusepe de Ribera dominated the painting scene for several decades. Most of his work, in both oils and fresco (these usually for ceilings), depicted religious subjects.
A papal knight, he is often referred to as Cavalliere Massimo Stanzione, especially in older sources.
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples in 1585, Massimo Stanzione was influenced by Caravaggio.
What distinguished Massimo’s art from that of Caravaggio's was that he combined the latter's dramatically lit and brutally realistic style with the classical and lyrical manner of Bolognesi painters, earning him the nickname of the Napolitan Guido Reni.

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Rembrandt | Adoration of the Magi, 1632 | Hermitage Museum



The Adoration of the Magi (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: A Magis adoratur) is the name traditionally given to the subject in the Nativity of Jesus in art in which the three Magi, represented as kings, especially in the West, having found Jesus by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worship him.

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Grand Prix de Rome (1663-1968) | Art history


Dea Roma, Viale Trinità dei Monti, Villa Medici, Roma

Prix de Rome, in full Grand Prix de Rome, any of a group of scholarships awarded🎨 by the French government between 1663-1968 to enable young French artists🎨 to study in Rome.
It was so named because the students who won the grand, or first, prize in each artistic category went to study at the Académie de France in Rome.

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Saint Cecilia: Patroness of Musicians


In the fourth century a Greek religious romance on the Loves of Cecilia and Valerian was written in glorification of virginal life with the purpose of taking the place of then-popular sensual romances.
Consequently, until better evidence is produced, we must conclude that St. Cecilia was not known or venerated in Rome until about the time when Pope Gelasius (496) introduced her name into his Sacramentary.
It is said that there was a church dedicated to St. Cecilia in Rome in the fifth century, in which Pope Symmachus held a council in 500.
The story of St. Cecilia is not without beauty or merit. She is said to have been quite close to God and prayed often:
"In the city of Rome there was a virgin named Cecilia, who came from an extremely rich family and was given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth next to her skin, fasted, and invoked the saints, angels, and virgins, beseeching them to guard her virginity".

Orazio Gentileschi🎨 | Saint Cecilia with an Angel

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Happy Birthday Artemisia Gentileschi !!


Artemisia Gentileschi, (born July 8, 1593, Rome, Papal States [Italy] - died 1652/53, Naples, Kingdom of Naples), Italian painter🎨, daughter of Orazio Gentileschi🎨, who was a major follower of the revolutionary Baroque painter, Caravaggio.
She was an important second-generation proponent of Caravaggio’s dramatic realism.
A pupil of her father and of his friend the landscape painter Agostino Tassi, she painted at first in a style indistinguishable from her father’s somewhat lyrical interpretation of Caravaggio’s example.
Her first known work is Susanna and the Elders (1610)🎨, an accomplished work long attributed to her father.
She also painted two versions of a scene already essayed by Caravaggio🎨 (but never attempted by her father), Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1612-13; c. 1620).


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Salon de Paris, 1667-1890 | Art History


Hubert Robert🎨 | The Grande Galerie of the Louvre, 1801

The Salon de Paris beginning in 1667 was the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
For almost 150 years (c.1740-1890), the Salon was the most prestigious annual or biannual art event in the world.
As a result, its influence on French painting - in particular artistic style, painterly conventions and the reputation of artists - was enormous.
At the 1761 Salon, thirty-three painters, nine sculptors, and eleven engravers contributed.
From 1881 onward, it has been managed by the Société des Artistes Français.

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Vermeer | A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, 1670-1672



The richly dressed lady playing a virginal stands in a prosperous Dutch home with paintings on the wall, a marble-tiled floor, and a skirting of locally produced Delft blue and white tiles. The two paintings on the wall behind her cannot be identified with certainty.
The small landscape on the left and the painting decorating the lid of the virginal resemble works by Vermeer🎨’s Delft colleague Pieter Groenewegen.
The second painting, attributed to Cesar van Everdingen, shows the motif of Cupid holding a card. This figure derives from a contemporary emblem. It may either refer to the idea of faithfulness to one lover or, in conjunction with the virginal, to the traditional association of music and love.

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Van der Vaart and Wissing | Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark,1685



Title: Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark;
Artists: Willem Wissing (Dutch painter🎨, 1656-1687), Jan van der Vaart (Dutch painter🎨, 1647-1721)
Current location: National Galleries of Scotland.

Queen Anne (1665-1714) - Princess of Denmark, Reigned 1702-1714 - was the last of the Stuart dynasty to occupy the British throne.
Shown here aged eighteen, seductively dressed and posed in a sumptuous interior, her reign was dominated by war with the French and her failure to produce an heir.