[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P84. The painting "Ophelia" by British artist Sir John Everett Millais.
(Worldkings.org) - Ophelia is a painting by British artist Sir John Everett Millais, completed in 1851 and 1852 and in the collection of Tate Britain in London. It depicts Ophelia, a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, singing before she drowns in a river in Denmark.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P83. the painting "The Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife" by Jan Van Eyck, Netherlands.
(Worldkings.org) - The Arnolfini Portrait (or The Arnolfini Wedding, The Arnolfini Marriage, the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, or other titles) is a 1434 oil painting on oak panel by the Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck. It forms a full-length double portrait, believed to depict the Italian merchant Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfiniand his wife, presumably in their home in the Flemish city of Bruges.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P82. The painting "The birth of Venus" by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli
(Worldkings.org) - The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art). The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
(Worldkings.org) - The Gero Cross or Gero Crucifix, of around 965–970, is the oldest large sculpture of the crucified Christ north of the Alps, and has always been displayed in Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It was commissioned by Gero, Archbishop of Cologne, who died in 976, thus providing a terminus ante quem for the work. It is carved in oak, and painted and partially gilded – both have been renewed. The halo and cross-pieces are original, but the Baroque surround was added in 1683. The figure is 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) high, and the span of its arms is 165 cm (5 ft 5 in).
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P80. The painting "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, USA.
(Worldkings.org) - American Gothic is a 1930 painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood was inspired to paint what is now known as the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, along with "the kind of people I fancied should live in that house." It depicts a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be his sister.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P78. "Judith Slaying Holofernes" by Italian early Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
(Worldkings.org - kyluc.vn) - Judith Slaying Holofernes is a painting by the Italian early Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi completed between 1614 and 1620. The work shows the scene of Judith beheading Holofernes, common in art since the early Renaissance, as part of the group of subjects art critics have called the "Power of Women", which show women triumphing over powerful men. The subject takes an episode from the apocryphal Book of Judith in the Old Testament, which recounts the assassination of the Assyrian general Holofernes by the Israelite heroine Judith. The painting shows the moment when Judith, helped by her maidservant, beheads the general after he has fallen asleep drunk.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P77. The sculpture "The Moses" by artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italy.
(Worldkings.org) - The Moses is a sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, it depicts the biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, based on a description in chapter 34 of Exodus in the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible used at that time.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P76. "The Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni" - a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlandaio.
(Worldkings.org) - The Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlandaio, executed in 1488 and located in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P75. A Carolingian-era equestrian statue in bronze, France.
(Worldkings.org) - A Carolingian-era equestrian statuette in bronze depicting either Charlemagne or his grandson Charles the Bald, a rare example of surviving Carolingian sculpture in metal, is exhibited in the Louvre Museum. In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries it was kept in Metz Cathedral.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 famous Artworks in the World – P73. The Sutton Hoo purse-lid - one of the major objects excavated from the Anglo-Saxon royal burial-ground at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England
(Worldkings.org) - The Sutton Hoo purse-lid is one of the major objects excavated from the Anglo-Saxon royal burial-ground at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England.