22.8.14

Polish motifs by Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz

The Polish artist Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917) painted motifs related to people and places in his country.

O polaco Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917) pintou temas relacionados com as gentes e locais do seu país.

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)-‘on the trail’-oil on panel-1889    Private collection

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)-‘soup charity’-oil on canvas-ca 1890    Private collection

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)-‘a train comes’-oil on canvas-1884    Private collection

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)-‘Polish Uplanders (West Galicia)’

Zygmunt Ajdukiewicz (1861-1917)-‘Sanna’-oil on canvas-ca 1890    Private collection

21.8.14

Brussels Royal Museum of Fine Arts


As Belgium has two official languages the Museum of Fine Arts of Brussels receives the names Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunste and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts.

Devido ao facto de a Bélgica possuir duas línguas oficiais, o Museu de Belas Artes de Bruxelas recebe os nomes de Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunste e Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts.

Peter Brueghel the elder (ca 1525-1569)-‘the fall of Rebel Angels’-1562

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)-‘Mars disarmed by Venus’-1824

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)-‘the massacre of the innocents’-(1611-1612)

Léon-Henri-Marie Frédéric (1856-1940)-‘the chalk sellers’-oil on canvas-ca 1822

Eugène-Jules-Joseph Laermans (1864-1940)-‘winter’


20.8.14

Escape the city by Alessandro Allori

The Florentine artist Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) chose for his paintings secular and religious themes.

O florentino Alessandro Allori (1535-1607) elegeu nas suas pinturas temas profanos e religiosos.

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-‘rape of Proserpine’-1570

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-‘allegory of Human life’-oil on copper-(1570-1590)    Firenze-Galleria degli Uffizi

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-‘blinding of Polyphem’-fresco-1580    Firenze-Palazzo Salviati

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-‘Venus disarming Cupid’ -1570    Los Angeles- County Museum of Art

Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-‘pearl fishers’-oil on slate-(1570-1572)    Firenze-Palazzo Vecchio (studiolo of Francesco I)

19.8.14

Time allegories by Giovanni Domenico Cerrini

The Italian Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681), called 'il Perugino Cavalieri', worked mainly in Rome with the protection of the Cardinals Spada and Rospigliosi.

O italiano Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681), conhecido por ‘il Cavalieri Perugino’, atuou principalmente em Roma com a proteção dos cardeais Spada e Rospigliosi.

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681)-‘Time destroying the beauty’-oil on canvas    Madrid-Museo del Prado

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681)-‘Time reveals Truth or allegory of Truth’

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681)-‘Apollo and the Cumean Sibyl’-oil on canvas    Private collection

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681)-‘allegory of painting’-oil on canvas-ca 1639    Bologna-Pinacoteca Nazionale

Giovanni Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681)-‘allegory of Human fragility’-oil on canvas-(1656-1661)    Firenze-Museo Bardini


18.8.14

Ara Pacis Augustus in Rome

Life (res gestae) of Emperor Augustus is documented in reliefs found in 1568 in the Field of Mars (Campus Martius) when the Peretiti Palace was built. In the years 1937-1938 Mussolini ordered the reconstruction of the monument.

A vida (res gestae) do Imperador Augusto encontra-se documentada em relevos encontrados em 1568 no Campo de Marte (Campus Martius) quando construíam o Palácio Peretiti. Nos anos de 1937-1938 Mussolini mandou reconstruir o monumento.

Unknown (1th century)-‘Roman Earth and Fertility goddess Tellus’-relief    Rome

Unknown (1th century)-‘processional freeze west’-relief    Rome

Unknown (1th century)-‘processional freeze showing members of Imperial household (south face)’ -relief    Rome

Unknown (1th century)-‘processional freeze showing members of the Senate (North face)’ -relief    Rome

Unknown (1th century)-‘Aeneas sacrificing to the Penates’-relief    Rome


17.8.14

Boscoreale treasure

The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD buried the villa of Boscoreale. In the excavations carried out in 1895, 109 pieces of carved silver with a variety of motifs were found there.

A erupção do Vesúvio de 79 AD soterrou a villa de Boscoreale. Nas escavações realizadas no ano de 1895 encontraram 109 peças de prata lavrada com grande variedade de assuntos.

Unknown (1th century)- “Augustus as world rule: Augustus sits on a curule chair, the symbol of Roman magistracy. He holds a globe in his hand and receives a Nike figure from Venus”- silver cup     Napoli-Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Unknown (1th century)- “Augustus receiving the surrender of Bar4barians. Augustus’s open hand signifies his clemency”-silver cup     Napoli-Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Unknown (1th century)- “Tiberius in triumph”-silver cup     Napoli-Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Unknown (1th century)- “Augustus world rule. Roma, Genius of Roman people, Amor, Venus”-silver cup     Napoli-Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Unknown (1th century)- “sacrifice in front of temple of Capitoline Jupiter either marking the departure on a military campaign or culminating the triumphal procession”-silver cup     Napoli-Museo Archeologico Nazionale

16.8.14

Nymphs by Jacques-Antoine Vallin

The Frenchman Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831) painted themes taken from Greek mythology, including Nymphs, Venus, and the Bacchantes.

O francês Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831) pintou temas da mitologia grega, nomeadamente Ninfas, Vénus e Bacantes.

Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831)-‘Nymphs and Fauns in a landscape with a statue’    Private collection

Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831)-‘Nymphs dancing and playing music in a southern landscape’-oil on panel-1793    Private collection

Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831)-‘Nymphs dancing around the bust of a god’-oil on panel    Private collection

Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831)-‘a wooded landscape with Nymphs music making and dancing’-oil on panel-1817    Private collection

Jacques-Antoine Vallin (ca 1760-after 1831)-‘reclining Nymph with sleeping Cupid’-oil on canvas    Private collection



15.8.14

Drinking wine by Jacob Jordaens

The Flemish Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) was a member of the School of Antwerp, together with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dick

O flamengo Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) pertenceu, conjuntamente com Peter Paul Rubens e Anthony van Dick, à Escola de Antuérpia.

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)-‘the king drinks’-oil on canvas    Bruxelles-Musées Royaux des Braux-Arts

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)-‘the king drinks’-oil on canvas-1638     Bruxelles-Musées Royaux des Braux-Arts

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)-‘the king drinks’-oil on canvas-ca 1640    Paris-Musée du Louvre

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)-‘the bean king’-oil on canvas    Kassel-Staatliche Museen

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)-‘the bean king’-oil on canvas    Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum

14.8.14

Work and rest by Abraham Teniers

The Flemish artist Abraham Teniers (1629-1670), David Teniers’ brother, painted mostly rural motifs.

O flamengo Abraham Teniers (1629-1670), irmão de David Teniers, pintou principalmente assuntos rurais.

Abraham Teniers (1629-1670)-‘the seven corporal works of Mercy’-1645

Abraham Teniers (1629-1670)-‘man light his pipe in a tavern’    Genova-Palazzo Rosso

Abraham Teniers (1629-1670)-‘rural feast’-oil on panel-ca 1663    St Petersburg-Hermitage

Abraham Teniers (1629-1670)-‘dancing peasants’-oil on canvas-ca 1660    St Petersburg-Hermitage

Abraham Teniers (1629-1670)-‘the barber shop with monkeys and cats’    Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum

13.8.14

Jan Mandijn’s painting

The Dutchman Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560) spent the final years of life in the Flemish region of Belgium.

O holandês Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560) viveu o final da sua vida na zona flamenga da Bélgica.

Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560)-‘burlesque feast’-oil on canvas-ca 1550    Bilbao- Museo de Bellas Artes (Bilboko-Arte Ederren Museoa)

Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560)-‘allegory of the horror war’

Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560)-‘Christ and the gates of Hell’

Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560)-‘landscape with the legend of St Christopher’-oil on panel    St Petersburg-Hermitage

Jan Mandijn (ca 1500-ca 1560)-‘St Christopher and the Christ Child’    Los Angeles- County Museum of Art