andrea solario, salome with the head of saint john the baptist.  love northern renaissance art. the colors and the flawless painting- amazing.

Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist Andrea Solario& (Italian, Milan ca. Milan) Medium: Oil on wood Dimensions: 22 x 18 in. x 47 cm)

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Paintings like this were very popular in the renaissance era. Leonardo da Vinci paintings appear all over wealthy buildings.

The soul of the rose, by John William Waterhouse.

My Sweet Rose ~ John William Waterhouse An English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. He worked several decades after the breakup of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, leading him to have gained the name “the modern Pre-Raphaelite”.

Willem van Aelst  (Dutch) : Group of flowers, 1675  -- The Fitzwilliam Museum  --  Cambridge, England

Floral Goth -William van Aelst, Group of Flowers, 1675 (source). the poetry of material things : Photo

BAGLIONE, Giovanni Sacred and Profane Love 1602  Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


An example of chiaroscuro in painting: this oil on canvas by Giovanni Baglione 'Sacred and Profane Love' shows dramatic compositional chiaroscuro

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Ideal Head

Old masters at the Ashmolean - in pictures

Giulio Romano c. 1532-1534  The Assembly of Gods Around Jupiter’s Throne  Sala dei Giganti

Giulio Romano Vault The Assembly of Gods around Jupiters Throne, , Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo del Te, Mantua. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Vault The Assembly of Gods around Jupiters Throne by Giulio Romano.