Viktor Vasnetsov Sirin and Alkonost The Birds of Joy and Sorrow 1896
Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette (1885-1886)
Vincent van Gogh
The Nightmare (1781)
Nicola Samorì (x)
Carlos Schwabe, The Grave-Digger’s Death, 1895-1900
Adelaide Labille-Guiard,Self Portrait with two Pupils, 1785,
Vincent Van Gogh
Starry Night, 1889
this one shows van gogh’s more cosmic beliefs. most people don’t notice the tiny village and church about to be destroyed by the giant waves. humankind may come to be and pass away but nature lives on.
Madonna with the Long Neck, Parmigianino (1535-40)
Also known as Madonna and Child with Angles and St. Jerome, this famous oil painting by the Italian artist Parmigianino was composed during the Mannerist art-historical period, but never actually finished as he died before its completion. In this painting, we can see a calm and young Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus on her lap and several angels behind her. The two here are given elongated figures, a trademark of the Mannerist style, which makes them, Virgin Mary in particular, appear slender and graceful. At once, Parmigianino breaks convention and the formulaic proportions of the Renaissance era while maintaining an effulgent and elegant beauty.
Matthias Grünewald, Kneeling King with Two Angels, 1515 [x]