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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Flagellation of Christ
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Artemisia Gentileschi - Judith and Holofernes
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Andy Warhol - Vesuvius
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Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portrait of Paul III with his grandchildren
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Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Danae
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Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, detto Parmigianino - Portrait of a young woman called Antea
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Pieter Brueghel, detto il Vecchio - The Parable of the Blind
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Guido Reni - Atalante by Ippomena
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Giovanni Bellini - Transfiguration of Christ
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Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with Angels
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Crib group with the Nativity
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Francesco Guarino - Sant'Agata
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Jacopo de Barbari - Portrait of fra luca Pacioli with a pupil
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Annibale Carracci - Hercules at the crossroads
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Jusepe de Ribera - Apollo and Marsyas
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Colantonio del Fiore - Saint Jerome in the study
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Edoardo Dalbono - From Frisio to Santa Lucia or Neapolitan song
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Masaccio - Crucifixion
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Sebastiano del Piombo - Madonna of the veil
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Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portrait of Pier Luigi Farnese in armor
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Flagellation of Christ
Artemisia Gentileschi - Judith and Holofernes
Andy Warhol - Vesuvius
Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portrait of Paul III with his grandchildren
Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Danae
Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, detto Parmigianino - Portrait of a young woman called Antea
Pieter Brueghel, detto il Vecchio - The Parable of the Blind
Guido Reni - Atalante by Ippomena
Giovanni Bellini - Transfiguration of Christ
Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with Angels
Crib group with the Nativity
Francesco Guarino - Sant'Agata
Jacopo de Barbari - Portrait of fra luca Pacioli with a pupil
Annibale Carracci - Hercules at the crossroads
Jusepe de Ribera - Apollo and Marsyas
Colantonio del Fiore - Saint Jerome in the study
Edoardo Dalbono - From Frisio to Santa Lucia or Neapolitan song
Masaccio - Crucifixion
Sebastiano del Piombo - Madonna of the veil
Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portrait of Pier Luigi Farnese in armor

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Description

The painting, from the d'Avalos collection, is signed and dated 1637. The depicted theme refers to the most dramatic moment of the famous ancient myth: after having challenged Apollo in a musical contest and after losing, Marsyas is punished for his audacity and flayed alive. The dynamism of the composition, played on the crossed diagonals of the figures and on the fluttering mantle of Apollo, is combined with the pictorial treatment of the chromatic material, which is invested with brilliant luministic effects, testifying to the painter's adhesion to the pictorial current which had established itself in Naples since the mid-thirties. A signed version of this subject can be found in the Musées Royaux des Beaux - Arts in Brussels.

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