Category: art

Beautiful drawing of Alexander the Great by Vi…

Beautiful drawing of Alexander the Great by Vincenzo Gemito.

Detail of a colossal statue of Antinous as D…

Detail of a colossal statue of Antinous as Dionysos Osiris, marble, Roman, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Antinous, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Antinous, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy. 

Scene from a long frieze painted on the wall…

Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a gar…

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a garden. A detail of Pompeian wall painting, 1st century AD. This painting exemplifies the Roman passion for gardens and countryside.

Carracci Gallery At the Palazzo Farnese, Rom…

Carracci Gallery At the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, Italy. 

A woman giving a concert on the cithara, a f…

A woman giving a concert on the cithara, a form of lyre. Wall painting from Boscoreale c. 40 BC. This painting is believed to be a copy of a lost Hellenistic Greek work in which the woman was probably a royal personage.

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The magnanimity of Alexander The Great (The tent of Darius), …

The magnanimity of Alexander The Great (The tent of Darius),
1670s engraving, printed on two sheets. Gerard Edelinck (1640-1707)
after Charles Le Brun. (The Immortal Alexander The Great, Hermitage
Amsterdam 2010).

Alexander The Great’s triumphal entry into Babylon, 1675…

Alexander The Great’s triumphal entry into Babylon, 1675 etching, and engraving, printed on two sheets. Gerard Audran (1640-1703) after Charles Le Brun.

Engraving in reverse of the painting in the Louvre, which Charles Le Brun completed in about 1665. (The Immortal Alexander The Great, Hermitage Amsterdam 2010)