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Topic: frescoes

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Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; two birds in flowering acanthus plant; flowers in vine.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

Red socle, predella, and white central zone.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

This fresco fragment preserves the head of a woman wearing an Egyptian headdress. The Romans had an enduring fascination with the ancient cults and arts of Egypt, as attested by depictions on wall paintings, mo... more

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; blue rosettes with white highlights; yellow tendrils between rosettes.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; head and raised hand of a woman.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On yellow ground; frontal winged figure in red with left hand grasping vine.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; Acephalic Hippocamp to right.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On yellow ground; figure of Genius in red facing left, making a libation. Early Imperial

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; head of a bird in white, green plant on green groundline.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On red ground with white palmette.

Fresco fragment with siren

Fresco fragment with siren

The style, technique, and subject of this fresco fragment corresponds directly to those of a more complete fresco from Boscotrecase (20.192.12) on view in the Augustan Gallery. Imperial

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On yellow ground; plant stalk in sepia with tendrils; white calyx below.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

Floral decoration.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

On black ground; diamond and square patterns in white and ochre.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

Vine with grapes, and a flowing creeper.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

Floral decoration.

Wall painting fragment

Wall painting fragment

This charming fragment, depicting a bird surrounded by ivy leaves, is painted with loose, quick brushstrokes unlike the more careful and mannered work of most Pompeian wall paintings. It may have come from a ho... more

Wall painting

Wall painting

Northern Wei dynasty (386–534)

The Virgin and Child in Majesty and the Adoration of the Magi

The Virgin and Child in Majesty and the Adoration of the Magi

In this fresco, the Magi approach the Virgin and Child, not in a manger but enthroned in majesty and in the company of archangels. Mounted in the apse from Fuentidueña, this fresco originally came from a differ... more

Wall Painting of a Male Saint

Wall Painting of a Male Saint

The largest of these fresco fragments may represent the late fourth-century saint John Chrysostom, who is usually depicted with a pointed beard, sunken cheeks, and a high forehead.

Wall Painting of Male Saint

Wall Painting of Male Saint

The largest of these fresco fragments may represent the late fourth-century saint John Chrysostom, who is usually depicted with a pointed beard, sunken cheeks, and a high forehead.

Dragon

Dragon

Tail coiled, claws extended, and feet braced, this dragon is a powerful counterpart to the lion opposite. Medieval beasts, whether real orimaginary, were often imbued with symbolic meaning, as they are in anima... more

Fresco with Miracle of the Jewels
Lion

Lion

By portraying this lion with his muscles taut, his fur standing on end, and his gaze intense, the artist conveyed the power of this snarling big cat. Medieval beasts, whether real or imaginary, were often imbue... more

Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

This impressive devotional image by a follower of Nardo di Cione presumably came from a Florentine monastery. It may originally have been placed above a door or as a lunette beneath an arch, or possibly in a ni... more

Man Holding a Bottle and a Cup

Man Holding a Bottle and a Cup

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mural paintings were commissioned by Safavid rulers and grandees for their palaces. The most beautiful youths in the court were chosen for the office of cupbearer and... more

Seated Musician

Seated Musician

Made in Iran, Isfahan

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sistine Frescoes

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sistine Frescoes

This print comes from the museum’s copy of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence) The Speculum found its origin in the publishing endeavors of Antonio Salamanca and Antonio Lafre... more

Three Heads after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Three Heads after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Putto with garlands

Putto with garlands

Pinturicchio (Italian, Perugia 1454–1513 Siena)

The Crucifixion of St Peter (after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Pauline Chapel, Vatican Palace)

The Crucifixion of St Peter (after Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Paul...

See: B. Barnes, 'Michelangelo in Print: Reproductions as Response in the Sixteenth Century', 2010, no.66. Michele Lucchese (Italian, active Rome, 1534–64)

Entombment of Christ, two men lifting Christ into a tomb, with a shroud underneath the body, three crosses on Golgotha beyond, from a series of five engravings after the destroyed or detached frescoes of 1532/33 by Giovanni Antonio da Pordenone in the cloister of S.Stefano, Venice
Pluto, seen from behind, entering the Underwold on his chairot, Cereberus and three Furies to right, from 'Giove che fulmina li giganti', after the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti designed by Giulio Romano for the Palazzo del Te, Mantua

Pluto, seen from behind, entering the Underwold on his chairot, Cerebe...

Pietro Santi Bartoli (Italian, Perugia 1615–1700 Rome)

A giant heaving a boulder at center, other giants to left and right struggling and recoiling against impending boulders, nude figures climbing rocks and struggling in the background, from 'Giove che fulmina li giganti', after the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti designed by Giulio Romano for the Palazzo del Te, Mantua

A giant heaving a boulder at center, other giants to left and right st...

Pietro Santi Bartoli (Italian, Perugia 1615–1700 Rome)

Gathering of various Olympian gods and mythological figures among clouds, Apollo at center with his lyre, Vulcan, Mercury, Hercules, and Hermes to right, various figures below, horses and attendants behind in center, from 'Giove che fulmina li giganti', after the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti designed by Giulio Romano for the Palazzo del Te, Mantua

Gathering of various Olympian gods and mythological figures among clou...

Pietro Santi Bartoli (Italian, Perugia 1615–1700 Rome)

Giants crushed by rocks and the falling columns of the temple, clouds of smoke above, Poseidon in his chariot to left in the background, two spaces at left for doorways, from 'Giove che fulmina li giganti', after the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti designed by Giulio Romano for the Palazzo del Te, Mantua

Giants crushed by rocks and the falling columns of the temple, clouds ...

Pietro Santi Bartoli (Italian, Perugia 1615–1700 Rome)

Arithmetic

Arithmetic

Like the other frescoes in this gallery, this allegorical figure of Arithmetic, identified by the inscription on the base of the feigned statue, is from the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in Vicenza. The simulat... more

Geometry

Geometry

Like the other frescoes in this gallery, this allegorical figure of Geometry, identified by the inscription on the base of the feigned statue, is from the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in Vicenza. The simulated... more

Fortitude

Fortitude

This detached fresco is from a series of four ovals that were designed by Tiepolo and painted by his workshop for the decoration of the corners of the ceiling of a room in the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in V... more

Prudence

Prudence

This detached fresco is from a series of four ovals that were designed by Tiepolo and painted by his workshop for the decoration of the corners of the ceiling of a room in the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in V... more

Temperance

Temperance

This detached fresco is from a series of four ovals that were designed by Tiepolo and painted by his workshop for the decoration of the corners of the ceiling of a room in the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in V... more

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

Like the other frescoes in this gallery, this allegorical figure of Metaphysics, identified by the inscription on the base of the feigned statue, is from the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in Vicenza. The simula... more

Virtue and Abundance

Virtue and Abundance

Like the other frescoes in this room, this large roundel is from the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in Vicenza. It simulates a sculptural relief and decorated the ceiling of a long gallery, whose lateral walls w... more

Grammar

Grammar

Like the other frescoes in this gallery, this allegorical figure of Grammar, identified by the inscription on the base of the feigned statue, is from the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in Vicenza. The simulated ... more

A Virtue, Possibly Patriotism

A Virtue, Possibly Patriotism

This detached fresco is from a series of four ovals that were designed by Tiepolo and painted by his workshop for the decoration of the corners of the ceiling of a room in the Palazzo Valle-Marchesini-Sala in V... more

Title plate to set of four prints (plus this title page) of frescoes by Andrea Mantegna in the Ovetari Chapel of the Church of the Eremitani, Padua

Title plate to set of four prints (plus this title page) of frescoes b...

Giovanni David (Italian, Cabella Ligure 1749–1790 Genoa)

Many of the mosques of Constantinople were formerly Christian churches. There is a belief among the Christians that when the old frescoes of Saint Sophia appear again through their coating of Turkish paint, the city will fall to Christian hands In the late afternoon the setting sun silhouettes these giant toothpicks or minarets against the eastern sky making the city from the sea fairyland of beauty.

Many of the mosques of Constantinople were formerly Christian churches...

Photographs show pedestrians on the Galata Bridge and boats on the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey.