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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 young woman is obliged with great elegance; a marten skin descends on the right shoulder leaning on the gloved hand; an apron, an ornament in use among the northern nobility, is draped over the heavy silk dress. The careful hairstyle, softened by a precious pearl clasp, leaves the perfect oval of the face uncovered. The work, one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian Mannerism, is certainly one of the finest examples of a female figure of the sixteenth century and represents one of the highest points of the brilliant experiments on optical deformations, characteristic of the artist's activity. Intrigued by the rendering of bodies reflected on curved surfaces and by the infinite representative possibilities of painting, the icy and intellectual Parmigianino creates a figure that is only apparently still but which, as suggested by the deformed rendering of the sleeve in the foreground and the movement, barely mentioned, of the leg left, is in the act of turning around. Even in the green background it participates in this game of optical effects, because a source of light, at the bottom right, is about to be revealed precisely by the rotating movement in progress. The precious painting is not documented and the dating varies between the artist's Roman years and the Thirties, which mark the return to Parma and a more accentuated reflection on the figures, symbolically deformed, such as the famous long-necked Madonna, now in the Uffizi .

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