La Promenade (Getty Museum)
In this painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir captures a fleeting moment with two Parisians immersed in nature. Renoir had spent the previous summer #painting outdoors with fellow Impressionist Claude Monet. _______________________ La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Oil on canvas.
Plaque depicting Jacob choosing Rachel to be his Bride (Getty Museum)
"Plaque depicting Jacob choosing Rachel to be his Bride," Alcora Ceramic Factory, After painting by Jacopo Amigoni, about 1755. Faïence (tin-glazed earthenware). J. Paul Getty Museum | Clad in complementary yellow and blue, a young man and woman coyly eye each other, their hands meeting at the very center of the scene. Lively, overflowing foliage serves as a dramatic and fitting backdrop to this courtship.
The Sacrifice of Polyxena (Getty Museum)
"The Sacrifice of Polyxena," Giovanni Battista Pittoni, about 1733 - 1734. Oil on canvas. J. Paul Getty Museum | According to Greek legend, Achilles fell in love with the Trojan princess Polyxena, the daughter of the king of Troy. He was offered her hand in marriage if he agreed to end the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. However, Paris, Polyxena's brother, ambushed and killed Achilles. Before he died, Achilles vengefully proclaimed that the treacherous Polyxena be sacrificed at his…
Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus (Getty Museum)
Aurora Taking Leave of Tithonus; Francesco Solimena (Italian, 1657 - 1747); 1704; Oil on canvas; 201.9 × 151.8 cm (79 1/2 × 59 3/4 in.); 84.PA.65; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States
Boué Soeurs | Court presentation ensemble | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Boué Soeurs (French). Court presentation ensemble, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George Henry O'Neil, 1968 (C.I.68.48a–e)
Wedding veil | Belgian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wedding veil, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. S. Park Cleveland, 1970 (2009.300.2597)
Attributed to the Amasis Painter | Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met
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