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Giovanni Bellini - Trasfiguration of  Christ
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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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Pieter Brueghel, detto il Vecchio - The Blind Leading the Blind
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Guido Reni - Atalanta and Hippomenes
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Sandro Botticelli - Madonna with Child and Angels
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Nativity of the Crèche
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Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, detto Parmigianino - Portrait of a Young Woman also known as Antea
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Francesco Guarino - Saint Agatha
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Jacopo de Barbari - Portay of Luca Pacioli
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Annibale Carracci - Choice of Hercules
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Jusepe de Ribera - Apollo and Marsyas
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Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portray of Pope Paul III with His Nephews
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Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Danae
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Colantonio del Fiore - San Girolamo in his studio
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Edoardo Dalbono - From Frisio to Santa Lucia or Neapolitan song
Giovanni Bellini - Trasfiguration of  Christ
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Flagellation of Christ
Artemisia Gentileschi - Judith and Holofernes
Andy Warhol - Vesuvius
Pieter Brueghel, detto il Vecchio - The Blind Leading the Blind
Guido Reni - Atalanta and Hippomenes
Sandro Botticelli - Madonna with Child and Angels
Nativity of the Crèche
Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, detto Parmigianino - Portrait of a Young Woman also known as Antea
Francesco Guarino - Saint Agatha
Jacopo de Barbari - Portay of Luca Pacioli
Annibale Carracci - Choice of Hercules
Jusepe de Ribera - Apollo and Marsyas
Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Portray of Pope Paul III with His Nephews
Tiziano Vecellio, detto Tiziano - Danae
Colantonio del Fiore - San Girolamo in his studio
Edoardo Dalbono - From Frisio to Santa Lucia or Neapolitan song

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the fascinating and sensual myth of Danae, daughter of Acrisio, king of Argos, whose oracle had predicted death at the hands of a nephew, is narrated. To make it unreachable and thus prevent his daughter from procreating, Acrisio had chosen to close it in a bronze tower. But Jupiter, transformed into a golden shower, joined the woman and from the union was born Perseus, the mythical killer of the Medusa. The myth of Danae becomes for Titian a pretext to create one of the most natural female figures of the sixteenth century. The young woman, whose face is probably portrayed Angela, the cardinal's lover, softly lying on a white sheet, placidly welcomes the golden cloud that materializes in a shower of coins, an allusion perhaps to the profession of courtesan. The rarefied atmosphere makes the white meats of Danae and Cupid even more natural, with the shadows soaked in color that turn on the bodies in gentle and gradual chiaroscuro transitions. Titian, having started the painting in Venice, probably finished it in his Roman studio at the Palazzo del Belvedere in the Vatican where, in 1545, Michelangelo saw him who, on this occasion, praised his extraordinary "coloring", complaining, however, of the lack of drawing . Destined for the private rooms of Cardinal Alessandro, the painting, once in Naples, was struck by censorship in 1815, when it was decided to assign it to the so-called "Cabinet of obscene paintings" of the Royal Bourbon Museum, where the works of "inconvenient subject" were exhibited ".

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