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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
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Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
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Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
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Corsini throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
Corsini throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds

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«I am in love with the Virgin by Murillo of the Corsini Gallery. His head haunts me and his eyes continue to pass me like two dancing lanterns ». Thus, the famous writer Gustave Flaubert described his reaction to the painting during his stay in Rome in 1851. The "Gypsy Madonna", as it was called in the city guides, was, in fact, one of the most admired paintings in the nineteenth century. of the Corsini collection precisely for the expressive power of the Virgin and Child made by the Spanish painter. The work was performed around 1675 in Seville and is one of the best examples of Murillo's ability to render religious subjects in terms of "family narration" and compositional simplicity. The Corsini painting is, in fact, built around the two figures of the Virgin and Child, rendered with those almost "common" features that gave the work its nineteenth-century nickname, concentrating the greatest expressiveness in the faces and looks. The focal point of the work therefore becomes the eyes that stare intensely at the viewer, almost as if he had interrupted the moment of breastfeeding, to which the clothes just moved away from Mary's breast allude, according to a rhetorical strategy that, after the Council of Trento, tended to make this iconographic typology less explicit.

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