ANGELICO, Fra. 'The Annunciation Altarpiece'
ANGELICO, Fra (1387-1455). The Annunciation. 1430s. Left lower detail of the predella, depicting the wedding between Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph. Renaissance art. Quattrocento. Tempera on wood. ITALY. TUSCANY. AREZZO. San Giovanni Valdarno. Museum of the Basilica de Santa Maria de la Gracia. Proc: MONACO. Monte-Carlo. Convent of the Franciscans.
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Scene from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni 1787 (c1914). Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Scene from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni 1787 (c1914). Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Austrian composer, first performed in Prague in 1787. The libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) was based on Moliere's play of 1665 Don Juan, ou le festin de Pierre (Don Juan, or the Stone Banquet). Here Don Giovanni is attempting to seduce Zerlina, a country girl to whom he sings Give me thy hand, oh fairest (La ci darem la mano). From A Day With Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by May Byron. (London, c1914).
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Decoration in the Villa Madama, Rome, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Decoration in the Villa Madama, Rome, Italy, (1928). 'About 1520...Ceiling-painting in the hall of the Villa Madama...(on the Monte Mario, near Rome)...[The villa was] commenced in 1516 under the Cardinal Giulio de' Medici. The hall was painted by Giovanni da Udine about 1520. Part of the designs by Giulio Romano (1499-1546). Most of the scenes are based on late antique authors (Philostratus)'. After a water-colour by Bonk (c1845). Plate LXXXV, fig 175, from "An Encyclopaedia of Colour Decoration from the Earliest Times to the Middle of the XIXth Century" with explanatory text by Helmuth Bossert. [Ernst Wasmuth Ltd., Berlin, 1928]
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