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The Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovanna Cenami’ by Jan van Eyck, dated 1434.   Considered to be the earliest painting depicting a Brussels Griffon.

Wedding portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and wife. aka The Arnolfini Wedding, and various other titles. Jan van Eyck, Oil on oak panel.

Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail)  Van Eyck’s painting of the Arnolfini Marriage is famous for the circular mirror that hangs on the wall behind the couple.  The mirror is the focal point of the whole composition. It has often been noted that two tiny figures can be seen reflected in it, their image captured as they cross the threshold of the room. They are the painter himself and a young man, perhaps arriving to act as witnesses to the marriage. The essential point, howev

Jan van EYCK / Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife (detail) 1434 Oil on oak National Gallery, London

Annunciation by Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck 1390 – 1441 The Annunciation (Washington) oil on panel × 73 cm) — c. 1435 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

I own a copy of this on tin, not sure how old it is. Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, 1837–1883) | The Storm | 1880

The Storm - Pierre-Auguste Cot (French, c. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887

Vincent van Gogh:  Cypresses (1889)  Art Experience NYC  www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial

artwork: Cypresses, 1889 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Oil on canvas - x 74 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Rogers Fund, 1949

intothecellar:  Leonardo da Vinci. Virgin of the Rock.

Leonardo da Vinci - Detail of the angel from his second version of "The Virgin of the Rocks" -- circa -- National Gallery, London

the-eiffel-tower-1889.jpg!Large.jpg 366×600 pixels  Seurat post Impressionism

Georges Seurat French / La tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), oil on wood . painted before the tower was completed for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Jacob van Ruisdael – The Jewish Cemetery (1654-1655) My most favorite piece at the DIA


Jacob van Ruisdael - The Jewish Cemetery - 1655 - Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan Ruisdael's masterly use of repoussoir portraying hope and despair, The Jewish Cemetery