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Bust on a Reliquiary by Juan Martínez Montañés
Jul 22, 2014 / 5 notes

Bust on a Reliquiary by Juan Martínez Montañés

Jul 22, 2014 / 2 notes
Jul 15, 2014 / 20,150 notes

thegestianpoet:

“dutch baroque” i think u mean “a group of people looking at you as if you just personally insulted their mom”

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Jul 14, 2014 / 2 notes

Nearly all the painters I have mentioned … are my friends but not all of them are good men. By a good man I mean someone who can perform well in his art and by a good painter a man who can paint well and imitate natural things well. …

Good artists are those who understand painting and they will judge good painters those I have judged good and bad [those I have judged bad]; but bad and ignorant painters will judge good those who are ignorant like themselves.

- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1603. 

The quote above was taken from Caravaggio’s deposition in the libel suit brought against him by fellow painter Giovanni Baglione, As much as these words form a calculated defense, they also offer a rare glimpse into Caravaggio’s mind in his own words.

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Jul 13, 2014 / 143 notes
Jul 11, 2014 / 17 notes
Esther and Haman before Ahasuerus by Jan Victors
Date: 1638-1640
Jul 10, 2014 / 26 notes

Esther and Haman before Ahasuerus by Jan Victors

Date: 1638-1640

The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus by Jan Victors
Date: 1640s
Jul 10, 2014 / 90 notes

The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus by Jan Victors

Date: 1640s

Abraham’s Parting from the Family of Lot by Jan Victors
Date: 1655-1665
Jul 10, 2014 / 26 notes

Abraham’s Parting from the Family of Lot by Jan Victors

Date: 1655-1665

Jul 9, 2014 / 5 notes
Cook with Food by Frans Snyders
Date: 1630s
Jul 8, 2014 / 37 notes

Cook with Food by Frans Snyders

Date: 1630s

Still-Life with Crab, Poultry, and Fruit by Frans Snyders
Date: 1615-1620
Jul 8, 2014 / 90 notes

Still-Life with Crab, Poultry, and Fruit by Frans Snyders

Date: 1615-1620

The Fruit Basket by Frans Snyders
Date: 1633
Jul 7, 2014 / 30 notes

The Fruit Basket by Frans Snyders

Date: 1633

The Fish Stall by Frans Snyders
Date: 1618-1621
Jul 7, 2014 / 37 notes

The Fish Stall by Frans Snyders

Date: 1618-1621

The Fishmonger by Frans Snyders
Jul 7, 2014 / 65 notes

The Fishmonger by Frans Snyders